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    Kim Jong Un takes the train to Vietnam for meeting with Trump.



    Kim Jong-un boards train for two-day journey to meet Trump in Vietnam



    North Korean leader takes scenic route via China to Wednesday’s meeting in Hanoi

    Kim Jong-un has boarded a train to Vietnam for his second summit with US president Donald Trump, North Korea state media have confirmed.


    The North Korean leader was accompanied by Kim Yong-chol, who has been a key negotiator in talks with the US, and by his sister Kim Yo-jong, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported.
    There was a report of a green and yellow train similar to one used in the past by Kim crossing into the Chinese border city of Dandong via a bridge. Kim’s overseas travel plans are routinely kept secret and it could take more than two days for the train to travel thousands of miles through China to Vietnam.
    The Trump-Kim meeting is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Hanoi.
    Their first summit last June in Singapore ended without substantive agreements on the North’s nuclear disarmament and triggered a months-long stalemate in negotiations as Washington and Pyongyang struggled with the sequencing of North Korea’s nuclear disarmament and the removal of US-led sanctions against the North.

    Vietnam’s foreign ministry announced on Saturday that Kim would pay an official goodwill visit to the country “in the coming days” in response to an invitation by the president Nguyễn Phú Trọng, who is also the general secretary of Vietnam’s ruling Communist party.

    In his meeting with Trump, Kim is expected to seek a US commitment for improved bilateral relations and partial sanctions relief while trying to minimise any concessions on his nuclear facilities and weapons.
    Kim wants to leverage his nuclear and missile programme for economic and security benefits, but doubts remains as to whether he is prepared to deal away an arsenal that he may see as his strongest guarantee of survival.
    Last year, North Korea suspended its nuclear and long-range missile tests and unilaterally dismantled its nuclear testing ground and parts of a rocket launch facility without the presence of outside experts. None of those steps were seen as meaningful cutbacks to the North’s weapons capability.

    While North Korea has repeatedly demanded that the US take corresponding measures, including sanctions relief, Washington has called for more concrete steps from Pyongyang toward denuclearisation.
    Hanoi has been gearing up for the summit with heightened security. Officials say the colonial-era government guest house in central Hanoi is expected to be the venue for the Trump-Kim meeting, with the nearby Metropole hotel as a backup. Streets around the two buildings have been decorated with flowers and the flags of North Korea, the US and Vietnam. Workers were also putting final touches on the International Media Centre.
    Vietnam’s foreign ministry says 2,600 members of the foreign press have registered for the event. A traffic ban along Kim’s possible arrival route has also been announced.


    The Communist party’s Nhân Dân newspaper on Friday quoted the department of roads as saying the ban would first apply to trucks 10 tons or bigger, and vehicles with nine seats or more on the 170km (105-mile) stretch of highway from Đồng Đăng, the border town with China, to Hanoi from 7pm on Monday to 2pm on Tuesday, followed by a complete ban on Tuesday on all vehicles from 6am to 2pm.
    The people’s committee in Lạng Sơn province, where the Đồng Đăng railway station is located, issued a statement on Friday instructing the road operator to clean the highway stretch and suspend road works, among other things, from 24-28 February as “a political task”.






    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ump-in-vietnam

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    How many times did Bobo, the Peace Prize winning Messiah, go out of his way to calm the waters with the Norks?

    Yes, it's rhetorical.

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    Paranoid, and perhaps rightly so, that his plane would mysteriously disappear from the skys.

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    ^ more like tradition.

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    ^^ skies ... methy, skies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    ^ more like tradition.
    Over many years, yeah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Over many years, yeah?
    Since the creation of the state 70 years ago, yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Since the creation of the state 70 years ago, yeah.
    So, how many train trips did the leaders, past and present, of NK make to meet with a president of the USA?
    How many train trips did NK leaders take to Vietnam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    I do. And a low, rumbling didgeridoo.
    That's my rumbling is my bowels.Mexican for dinner. Things are about to get shitty....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    So, how many train trips did the leaders, past and present, of NK make to meet with a president of the USA?
    How many train trips did NK leaders take to Vietnam?
    Oh, that must be it. It must be due to paranoia about flying to meet the POTUS, because the one time he did it before, he, errr, flew there on a plane?



    *titter*

    Nothing to do with 70 years and 3 generations of traditional train travel to domestic and international appointments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Yes, it's rhetorical.
    yessir , but at least he is not a nigger - eh queer steer ?


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    Kim Jong Un's family does have a history of assassination in association with air travel.

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    ^ It's a family tradition.

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    Probably going to Chinastan to catch a Chinky plane to Hanoi. That's what he did last time to get to Singapore.

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    Can’t imagine a slow moving train would be safer than a flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Oh, that must be it. It must be due to paranoia about flying to meet the POTUS, because the one time he did it before, he, errr, flew there on a plane?
    A plane he had to borrow from the Chinese because none of the airplanes in NK could make the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Oh, that must be it. It must be due to paranoia about flying to meet the POTUS, because the one time he did it before, he, errr, flew there on a plane?



    *titter*

    Nothing to do with 70 years and 3 generations of traditional train travel to domestic and international appointments.
    So, the first and the last time he flew to meet POTUS. Where's the tradition?
    And you obviously don't recall the drama of that time, whereby he few on a Chinese plane, much reducing the chance of a "mishap" over international waters despite his own plane having the range.

    Titter as much as you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    A plane he had to borrow from the Chinese because none of the airplanes in NK could make the trip.
    As I recall, his own plane had the range, but flying on a Chinese plane reduced any chance of an international incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    So, the first and the last time he flew to meet POTUS. Where's the tradition?
    Is it that being wrong, and it being pointed out by me, drives you absolutely nutzo... or are you honestly this dumb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    In his meeting with Trump, Kim is expected to seek a US commitment for improved bilateral relations and partial sanctions relief while trying to minimise any concessions on his nuclear facilities and weapons.
    Kim wants to leverage his nuclear and missile programme for economic and security benefits, but doubts remains as to whether he is prepared to deal away an arsenal that he may see as his strongest guarantee of survival.
    I'm sure the DPRK leader will take goldilocks words seriously.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Chinese plane reduced any chance of an international incident.
    The Chinese escort planes may have calmed people nerves.

    Presumably all the rail track is the same gauge or does his train have multiple width axles?

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Can’t imagine a slow moving train would be safer than a flight.
    HRH Prince Charles seems to prefer trains.

    Send a train, a ship and a plane, just adding some mystery to his travel plans.
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    My mate The Donald is the only shit stain in the history of Merica who has the balls to face a traditional enemy in the eyes and talk turkey.

    All the other kunters have fired rubber bullets, threatenned all sorts of fire and brimstone but never ever got the hard on to sit down and talk.

    Exactly why I salute The Donald, he is willing to actually talk to fukers.

    Yer, you shitters like CNN never give credit where credit is due.

    Fukers.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    he is willing to actually talk to fukers.
    He can speak a form of English, unfortunately nobody believes a word he says.

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    That's right. Ole KJU knows how to vary his route, remain unpredictable. Keep the bad guys guessing.
    Cause if Donny kneecapper "T" is gonna have you whacked, he's gonna do it when everyone's watching!

    Ole KJ should go under disguise. I'm sure "his people" have briefed him.

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    I love The Donald because he plays the long game, if the shitters are on his team he will be the good guy, if the fukers are not on his team he will fuk them over.

    That theory is well solid and one i respect eh.

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