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.
Actually his boss is Kim Yo-Jong. She after all got off with firing squad.
TigerLikesRooster hasn’t posted in a year. We used to freepmail occasionally. I’ve tried to find out what happened to him, but haven’t had any luck.
I can’t wait to read that L’il Kim has bought the farm. Can’t wait for him and his rotten henchman all to get got, especially those who tortured and killed Otto Warmbier and other prisoners.
Will this be the end of Trump’s praises, compliments and positive attitude toward Kim Jung Un?
That guy in the back looks like an old hard liner who’s job it was to keep an eye on the younger, more liberal/modern ones.
(Yes, thats my take on it too)
Sorry, I don’t believe this story. How would anyone know this? It is NorK after all.
Next envoy will simply defect if the talks dont go well
I would bet that the next envoy will have a number of siblings and/or children staying in Nork during future talks.
Maybe a pregnant wife
One would certainly hope
Actually his boss is Kim Yo-Jong
and her boss is Mrs. Xi ... nothing happens in NK without Chinese approval. Nothing.
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