USA TODAY reporter Jim Michaels on the Inter-Korean Summit that took place this week that ended with promises of peace treaties and normalizations. This is not unprecedented, similar points have been reached before, but the devil was in the details.
Yoko Ono is weighing in on the Korean summit — and she mentioned John Lennon in her remarks.
The artist and wife to the late Beatles band member took to Twitter Saturday to share her thoughts on Friday’s summit, where leaders of North and South Korea vowed to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.
During the historic meeting, Kim Jong Un also became the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War ended in 1953.
“Mr. Kim Jong-in (sic) & Mr. Moon Jae-in, I am so happy that you guys did it. I saw my husband, John Lennon, jumping around in space with joy. This I hope is the start of all countries shaking hands,” she wrote.
She continued in a second tweet, “One world one people. I hope this will be a start in what my husband and I believed in. I’m sure it will happen soon. Peace is power!”
Ono is from Tokyo, Japan. She and Lennon wed in 1969. Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980 in New York.