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More on the roughing up of @StephGrisham45 that took place after #DPRK guards pushed and shoved American reporters to block them from entering Freedom House on the #ROK side of the border, compelling the @SecretService to intervene.
I can attest that @SecretService press agents (when we are in the 'bubble' with @POTUS and @VP) ensure that we are able to do our jobs and will intervene on our behalf when host country security tries to step in front of the @WhiteHouse traveling media pool.
On Feb. 9, 2018, when #ROK agents blocked us from entering the room with @VP, @moonriver365 and @AbeShinzo, @SecretService agents scuffled with their counterparts and shoved us into the room to ensure we could do our job.…
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“I understand they (the North Koreans) want to meet”, @POTUS said, explaining details still being worked out for his DMZ visit today.
“I want to say hello,” he added. “Let’s see what happens.”
“It will be very short but that’s OK. A handshake means a lot,” adds @POTUS in Seoul.
“This would be a significant milestone in the peace process on the Korean peninsula,” says @moonriver365 of possible DMZ handshake between @POTUS and Kim Jong Un.
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Protective press pool was left behind at Ellipse as @POTUS motorcade returned to @WhiteHouse.
It’s only a three minute drive back to the @WhiteHouse but to leave the 13-person press pool behind is unprecedented during the @realDonaldTrump administration.
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#ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha plans to visit #Japan on Sunday for back-to-back meetings on the #DPRK with @SecPompeo and @konotarogomame.
Some reaction to the outcome in Pyongyang:
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The #DPRK Multi Indcator Cluster Survey #MICS for 2017 by @UNICEF is out. 8500 Households in all 9 provinces including #Jagangprovince (normally closed to #NGOs) and #Pyongyang with 24 hour notification period prior to survey. #NorthKorea
Urban (61%) and Rural (39%) households. Validation by forced re-interviews on one randomly selected household per cluster. Carried out with #DPRK Central Bureau of Statistics. Numbers are credible and match closely with other surveys (at least for childhood mortality rates)
99.7% on electricity grid
98.2 % with TV
30.3 % with refrigerator (19.4% rural)
63% have electric rice cooker (51% rural)
15.5% havewashing machine
75.5% have CD player (68.4% rural)
83% bicycle
18.7% computer/tablet (8.3% rural)
66.4% mobile phone (48.1% rural) (89.7% PY)
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