Why the Jong face? North Korean leader Kim goes for a gallop
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Why the Jong face? North Korean leader Kim goes for a gallop

October 22, 2019


Kim Jong-Un temporarily swapped his luxurious life for a bracing horse ride through a snowy mountain, in stunning photos taken by a North Korean news agency  The North Korean leader sat astride a magnificent white horse and rode on as snow fell at Mount Paektu, a mountain on the border between the country and China  It is unclear when the photos were taken, but they were released today and they showed Kim in high spirits during his gallop Kim was well dressed for the weather, with a thick coat and warm gloves protecting him from the elements as he rode his horse  He even stopped to shoot the camera a beaming smile as he stood in front of the incredible snow-capped mountain in a stunning snap   North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu in this image released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency on October 16 The North Korean leader looks in high spirits as he rides the animal, smiling for photos while taking a break from his gallop In front of a beautiful, snowy backdrop, Kim looked as if he didn’t have a care in the world as he enjoyed his time with his magnificent white horse The stunning photos were released by a North Korean news agency, with the country’s leader believed to be a lover of horses  The photos evoke memories of Russian president Vladimir Putin, who famously rode a horse shirtless in 2009 in macho displayAfter his snowy adventure, the North Korean leader was back to business as usual as he discussed construction plans with officials in nearby Samjiyon County Kim is believed to be a lover of horses and was previously seen astride a similar animal in 2012 during an inspection of an army base  In 2016, it was revealed that the North Korean leader had spent £132,452 on horses from Russia   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ‘I know a thing or two about diplomacy. 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North Korea ends nuclear talks with the US just HOURS after Share this article Share Today’s photos evoke memories of Russian president Vladimir Putin, who was spotted riding a horse while shirtless in 2009  The macho image was taken on the leader’s annual hike through the Siberian wilderness and caused a stir around the world  The photos come after North Korea earlier this month that it would not meet with the United States for more ‘sickening negotiations’ unless it abandons its ‘hostile policy’ against the North, as the two countries offered different takes on their nuclear talks in Sweden After their first talks in more than seven months in Stockholm, the chief North Korean nuclear negotiator said the discussions broke down ‘entirely because the US has not discarded its old stance and attitude’ and came to the negotiating table with an ’empty hand ‘  After his jaunt through the snowy Mount Paektu on his white horse, Kim Jong Un was seen locked in conversation with officials in nearby Samjiyon County North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un provides field guidance to construction sites in Samjiyon County, in this undated picture released by North Korea’s Central News Agency Today’s photos of Kim Jong-Un come after North Korea earlier this month that it would not meet with the United States for more ‘sickening negotiations’ unless it abandons its ‘hostile policy’ against the North After their first talks in more than seven months in Stockholm, the chief North Korean nuclear negotiator said the discussions broke down ‘entirely because the US has not discarded its old stance and attitude’But the US said the two sides had ‘good discussions’ that it intends to build on with more talks in two weeks On Sunday night, North Korea’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement accusing the US of trying to mislead the public and ‘spreading a completely ungrounded story that both sides are open to meet’ again The statement said the Stockholm talks ‘made us think they have no political will to improve (North Korea)-US relations and may be abusing the bilateral relations for their own partisan interests’ at home It said North Korea isn’t willing to hold ‘such sickening negotiations’ as those in Stockholm until the US takes ‘a substantial step to make complete and irreversible withdrawal of the hostile policy toward’ the North The statement didn’t say which US policies it was referring to. But North Korea has previously accused the United States of plotting an invasion of the country and maintained that US-led sanctions against the North are stifling its economy more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Crowds gather to watch Ferrybridge Power Station demolition Watch video Brazilian singer loses her balance and falls backwards on stage Watch video Football player tackles teammate running wrong way for pick-six Watch video Emotional Vinnie Jones relieves his final moments with his wife Watch video Former Panera employee shows how restaurant makes mac and cheese Watch video ‘I am flying on a plane:’ Autistic boy sings over intercom on flight Watch video Motorcycle rider flung from his bike after attempting to do a wheelie Watch video Suspected Mexican cartel members patrol territory near the US border Watch video Hong Kong protester fly-kicks officer saving activist from arrest Watch video Moment woman is assaulted by Catalan pro-independence supporter Watch video Dennis Skinner shouts joke in the Commons before Queen’s Speech Watch video Duke and Duchess of Cambridge depart plane to begin Pakistan trip

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