Thursday, May 30, 2019

North Korea Carrying Out Purges After Hanoi Summit Collapse

Kim Hyok Chol, North Korea's special representative for U.S. affairs, leaves the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 23, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Reuters: North Korea's Kim Jong Un carrying out purge after Hanoi summit collapse - Chosun Ilbo

SEOUL (Reuters) - 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 U.S.-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 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s counterpart in the run-up to the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, is also said to have been subjected to forced labor and ideological education, the Chosun Ilbo reported.

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More News On Reports That North Korea Is Carrying Out Purges After Hanoi Summit Collapse

Kim Jong-un 'Brutally Purged Officials' After Failed Summit -- Chosun Ilbo
South Korean Daily Says That Kim Jong-un Executed and Purged Top Nuclear Negotiators -- The New York Times
North Korea executes 5 officials over failed Kim-Trump summit: South Korean media -- FOX News
North Korea Envoy Executed Over Trump-Kim Summit, Chosun Reports -- Bloomberg


Anonymous said...

And the silence is... deafening.

fazman said...

Trump says he's a nice guy BFF ffs

RussInSoCal said...

/I guess murdering his deputes is as close to thoughtful introspection as Kim can get.

Trump is confusing the hell out of the North Koreans and he's confusing the hell out of the Chinese. Trump is stuffing them both full of praise and respect while concurrently cramming the full force of US economic and political power right up their collective ass.

This is a negotiation tactic. Trump's been doing business with Asian power brokers for many years.

Trump is disallowing their fall back complaint of having to "Save Face". They have full face and honor (praise), but falling on their own house of cards.

Instead of golf courses and hotels, its full on geopolitics. Capitalizing on hubris.



Anonymous said...

Yep agreed. Before I go let me be a meaningless tard ...