14 Jun '18, 5pm

North Korean media releases footage of Trump saluting Pyongyang general on Kim's Singapore trip

North Korean media releases footage of Trump saluting Pyongyang general on Kim's Singapore trip

D onald Trump saluted a North Korean general during his summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, it has emerged. Footage of the salute was included in a 42-minute film about the meeting shown on state media by Pyongyang. It showed that, after Mr Trump and Kim shook hands, they went into a room together with a group that included North Korean military officers Mr Trump began to shake hands with them but General No Kwang Chol, in full uniform, saluted instead. Awkwardly, Mr Trump saluted back before they then shook hands. Kim could be seen standing next to them smiling broadly. It was considered highly unusual for a US president to return the salute of a general from a hostile power. Capitalising on the moment for propaganda purposes Pyongyang also released a photograph of the salute. The film shown on North Korea's KCTV detailed Kim's journey, showing him leaving his country a...

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