[tz] North Korea ultimatum deadline time confusion
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Aug 21 17:14:02 UTC 2015
North Korea has delivered a 48-hour ultimatum to the South Korean Defense
Ministry, saying that it will respond militarily unless South Korea stops
broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers over the border. There seems to be
some confusion about the ultimatum's exact deadline. Ju-Min Park and James
Person of Reuters report that although the ultimatum is "uncharacteristically
specific", the deadline is "around 5 p.m. (0800 GMT) on Saturday in Seoul".
Could the time confusion be due to the recent time zone change in North Korea?
Park JM, Pearson J. North Korea goes on war footing against South Korea as
deadline looms. Reuters 2015-08-21 12:53 -0400.
$ date -u; TZ=Asia/Pyongyang date; TZ=Asia/Seoul date
Fri Aug 21 17:12:37 UTC 2015
Sat Aug 22 01:42:37 KST 2015
Sat Aug 22 02:12:37 KST 2015
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