Skip to comments.North Korea executed envoy to US and officials after failed Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi
Posted on 05/30/2019 7:51:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
North Korea executed Kim Hyok-chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second US-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday.
Kim Yong-chol, a senior official who had been US Secretary of State Mike Pompeos counterpart in the run-up to the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, is also said to have been subjected to forced labour and ideological education, the Chosun Ilbo reported.
The North Korean leader is believed to be carrying out a massive purge to divert attention away from internal turmoil and discontent, the newspaper said.
Kim Hyok-chol was investigated and executed at Mirim Airport with four foreign ministry officials in March, an unnamed North Korea source said, according to the Chosun Ilbo, adding that they were charged with spying for the United States.
Kim Hyok-chol had been the negotiations counterpart to US special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun before the summit.
Kim Yong-chol was forced to work in Jagang Province after his dismissal, the source said, adding that Kim Song-hye, who carried out working-level negotiations with Kim Hyok-chol, was sent to a political prison camp, Chosun reported.
Normally, Multiple generations are killed or imprisoned.
Been up for a while. Must be having trouble filling it.Wanted: One special envoy to the United States. Must speak English and be able to read Dear Leader's mind. Pay is good: Two dollar a day and all the Kimchi you and your family can eat.
I’m going to rescinding my resume I sent to Kim Jong Un as special envoy negotiator. Seems a little risky right now.
I almost got that job before him. But i discovered i had erroneously learned South Korean not North.
“Mr. Hyock-chol, you are formally invited to share brunch with Commander Kim Jun Il at Oh-400 next Tuesday morning.
Please dress appropriately for this honorable occasion.
Important: Bring ten hollow point bullets as a conversation starter and your Last Will & Testament for proper data completion.”
North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun said in a commentary on Thursday that “Acting like one is revering the Leader in front (of others) but dreaming of something else when one turns around, is an anti-Party, anti-revolutionary act that has thrown away the moral fidelity toward the Leader, and such people will not avoid the stern judgment of the revolution.”
There are traitors and turncoats who only memorize words of loyalty toward the Leader and even change according to the trend of the time,” the commentary said.
I think the olympics opened their eyes that there is more.
I look for the Norks to start sabber rattling in a matter of weeks.
Trump has his way of getting results.
RocketMan has his.
Time for Trump to stop trying to reason with Kim. He’s not going to join the free world.
This seems like a bunch of hooey - okay I’ll read a little of the article now
“Theres been some fake news out of N Korea lately regarding executions. One was a well known female singer who was supposed to have been executed but turned out was alive.”
Very good point.
They will not reappear.
They are dead.
At least Beiguns counterpart for now.
Pompeos counterpart (the Generalwho sat in the Oval Office) is as good as dead if he is in a labour/death camp in
Jangang on the Red China border.
I suspect these cases of mistreatment and death will also be a quite a surprise to Kim Jong Un, simply two bureaucratic machinations far below Son of Chia Pets pay grade or radar screen. /sarc
Either that or they're trying not to say anything about his haircut.
My interpretation is that this is good news (except for the people that got executed). By reacting this way, Kim is blaming his own underlings for “failing”, rather than saying they did everything right and the problems are with the USA and Trump. By depicting the fault as being on their side, the NORK’s are sort of extending an olive branch.
Next envoy will simply defect if the talks don’t go well.
I checked this woman out a while back. It was not easy to find information about her. I eventually came to the conclusion that she's a fraud.
an unnamed North Korea source said, according to the Chosun Ilbo, ...
Kim does what his boss, Xi, tells him.
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