Please join me in exploring how it came about that the United Nations observed a Kim Jong il-sized moment of silence.
2:59:42 Nasser: It is my sad duty to pay tribute to the memory of the late Kim Jong-il, Secretary- General of the Workers Party of Korea, Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, who passed away on Saturday, December 17. 2:59:57 Nasser: Please join me in observing a minute of silence in his honor. 3:00:00 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: /sobs silently 3:00:00 Spain: /coughs 3:00:02 Spain: I said: 3:00:04 Spain: /coughs 3:00:05 United States: e 3:00:08 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: /sobs silently 3:00:08 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: /takes photo of self 3:00:10 Germany: it’s you 3:00:11 Japan: AND ME 3:00:12 Spain: and all of the people… 3:00:12 France: MOVIN AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT 3:00:14 United States: eeee 3:00:14 United Kingdom: INTO ETERNITY 3:00:18 Germany: TONIGHT 3:00:19 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: /peeks at watch 3:00:20 Italy: IS THE NIGHT 3:00:21 United States: eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 3:00:22 Spain: /coughs 3:00:22 Scotland: …but they may never take our 3:00:23 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: /stands 3:00:23 Scotland: PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE 3:00:24 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: …59… 3:00:24 Scotland: NISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS 3:00:25 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: …60!
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly granted a request from North Korea and held a few moments of silence on Thursday for Kim Jong-il, the country’s former leader who died on Saturday.
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 193-nation assembly, called for a “minute of silence” before the start of a routine meeting at 3:00 p.m. EST.
The minute of silence lasted for 25 seconds before Nasser proceeded with the scheduled meeting. The United States, European Union member states and Japan were among the countries that boycotted the tribute to Kim Jong-il.