Mystery shrouds N. Korean “green train” visit to China

Mar 27, 2018, 7:26 AM EDT
The unconfirmed visit would be Kim Jong-un's first foreign trip since he took office in 2011.
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A thick layer of mystery and speculations wrapped around a “green and yellow train” that arrived in Beijing on Monday, with media reports claiming that it carried a high-level delegation, including North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The train bears striking resemblance to the yellow-striped carriage that carried Kim’s father, Kim Jong-il, to China in 2011, notes The Guardian.

If the reports are true, this would mark Kim Jong-un’s first foreign trip since taking office in 2011, writes the BBC. Analysts call the “rumored” visit by the N. Korean leader a significant development in the run up to the proposed meeting between Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump.