Kim Jong Un Was 'Deeply Moved' After K-Pop Performance

The North Korean leader hosted a South Korean delegation Sunday, becoming the first leader in his country's history to take in the talents of K-pop stars in his capital city.
A picture provided by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (back, center) and his wife Ri Sol-Ju (second row, sixth from left) posing with South Korean musicians after their performance in the East Pyongyang Grand Theater in Pyongyang. Source: KCNA via KNS

Just two years after K-pop was as a soft weapon against his country, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was "deeply moved" following a two-hour performance by South Korean artists, the.

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