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Seoul Official: Kim to Shave 30 Minutes to Sync Korean Times

  • North Korea has not yet commented on the time change issue.

    North Korea has not yet commented on the time change issue. | Photo: Reuters FILE

Published 29 April 2018
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Kim reported said he found it "heartbreaking" to see the two wall clocks in the summit room displaying different times.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will move Pyongyang's clock back 30 minutes to sync their time with The South, Seoul's presidential spokesman, Yoon Young-chan has said.

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Kim reported said he found it "heartbreaking" to see the two wall clocks in the summit room displaying different times, Yoon shared. "Since we were the ones who made the change from the standard time, we will go back to the original time. You can announce it publicly," Yoon quoted Kim as saying.

However, North Korea has yet to make any public comments on the issue.

The North Korean leader reported made the pledge during the recently held historic summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Prior to the meeting, The North also vowed to immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests, scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace.

Reaffirming the report, Kim told Moon that he would invite experts and journalists from the United States and South Korea to ensure "transparency" of the dismantling of the facilities.

The North has carried out six nuclear tests since 2006.

On Friday, Kim and President Moon agreed to begin the process of ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons as well as signed the treaty signaling the official end of the Korea War.

U.S. President Donald Trump remarked that he would likely hold talks with the North Korean leadership "over the next three or four weeks."

"Look, I may go in. It may not work out. I leave," Trump announced during a rally Saturday night.

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