The white house: during the Singapore summit, the President raised the issue of human rights in the DPRK
During a regular briefing Thursday, press Secretary of the White house Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that during the summit in Singapore, U.S. President Donald trump raised the issue on the situation of human rights in North Korea.
However, a spokesman for the White house pointed out that the centerpiece of the summit was the question of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Meanwhile, in the United States discusses the episode on the sidelines of the summit, President trump welcomed one of North Korean generals, military salute.
As the correspondent of “voice of America” Ken Bredemeier, this greeting was seen as an unusual display of respect to the representative of the armed forces of a foreign country of the enemy.
Two days after meeting Donald trump and Kim Jong-UN, Pyongyang has shown a 42-minute television program about the meeting, which discussed the issue of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The program included short and unusual meeting with trump But General Hwang Chul the head of the armed forces of the DPRK.
Welcomed several officials of the DPRK, trump reached out to the General, who, instead of shaking hands, welcomed trump in a military manner.
Trump responded similarly, and then they shook hands.
The us military usually do, meeting with the foreign, but the President of the United States such an obligation is not – especially in relation to the military of those countries with which the United States has no diplomatic relations.
Recall that still not signed a peace Treaty formally concluding the Korean war of 1950-ies.
Press Secretary of the White house Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the salute, which trump welcomed North Korean General, the usual display of courtesy in response to a military General salutation.
However, the President’s action has also provoked criticism. Was critical of the Senator from Hawaii, Brian Schatz. “I don’t want to make unsubstantiated (claims)… but how to greet the General of the enemy army the military salute is not something out of the ordinary?” he wrote on Twitter.
The former press Secretary of the state Department John Kirby called the incident “incredible”.