Singapore: As per media reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has brought along his own toilet to Singapore for his summit with President Trump.
The portable toilet was among a number of items that Kim packed for the historic meeting as part of a tightly planned visit, according to The Chosunilbo, one of South Korea’s largest circulated newspapers.
The newspaper noted that North Korea dispatched an IL-76 transport plane that carried things such as food and a bullet-proof limousine, as well as a “portable toilet that will deny determined sewer divers insights into to the supreme leader’s stools.”
USA Today noted that the move appeared to be an attempt to preclude intelligence agencies from gleaning information on Kim’s health.
The North Korean leader has dispatched portable toilets before when traveling to inspect military bases and state-run factories, and reportedly brought one to the border village of Panmunjom for his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April.
Kim is scheduled to meet with Trump on Tuesday. Only translators will be in the room for the two leaders’ first encounter. The White House said that first meeting will be followed by an expanded meeting with their advisers as well as a working lunch.
Trump began tempering expectations for the meeting last month, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to echo those sentiments on Monday.
Pompeo told reporters that the negotiations will create the “framework” for future talks regarding Pyongyang’s nuclear program.