Kim Jong Un Bringing 'Personal Toilet' to South Korea

It's not an issue of hygiene at carefully planned summit
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2018 8:54 AM CDT
A TV screen shows file footage of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seoul on Thursday.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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(Newser) – Kim Jong Un won't be taking any chances Friday when the North Korean leader crosses the border for a historic summit with his counterpart in the South. Apparently that means bringing along his own toilet. Accompanied by his sister, Kim Yo Jong, top military officials, and armed soldiers from the North Korean Guard Command, Kim will bring "a personal toilet that follows him around when he travels," a former NKGC official tells the Washington Post. "The leader's excretions contain information about his health status so they can't be left behind." More details:

  • For the world to see: The summit will include a live broadcast of Kim crossing the military demarcation line for a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in around 9:30am local time, which is 8:30pm Eastern Thursday. Official talks kick off about an hour later at the Peace House in the village of Panmunjom, located inside the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries, per the BBC.

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