This will no doubt be a big story and a potential game changer for the region.
But let us not allow this moment to eclipse all of the other breaking news coming out of North Korea.
The KCNA reported today that
The immortal flower, Kimjongilia, has been disseminated in at least 70 countries over the past 25 years thanks to the deep respect and sincere efforts of the world progressive people.
Fun fact: The flower was apparently cultivated by a Japanese horticulturist in the late 80s. How’s that for reparations?
And in case you were wondering, here are the specifications laid out by the flower’s inventor as he prepared to breed this delightful blossom:
1. It should look like a spectacular and majestic double flower appropriate to the authority of a peerless great man and kind-hearted statesman.
2. It should have a red color like the sun and an attractive plump shape appropriate to the personality of a hero produced by the century.
3. Its stalk should have a strong and straight dignified shape befitting the staunch spirit of a great leader.
4. Its leaves should look like a green heart appropriate to the personality of a great man.
So, you know, perspective.