North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol

HayJenn

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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.

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 negotiations counterpart to U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun before the summit.

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

Holy Crap!!!

And seriously how in the world can Trump say he "loves" Kim?

This happened back in March, and not one word about it from this Administration?

WTF?
 
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Of course it has happened for decades.

You thought they were gonna change?

Methinks you are interested in this story much more because it is seen as a reason to slam Trump than any concern for Mr KHC.

Yeah, that's probably it...
So what?
 

Singularity

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Of course it has happened for decades.

You thought they were gonna change?

Methinks you are interested in this story much more because it is seen as a reason to slam Trump than any concern for Mr KHC.

Yeah, that's probably it...
You don't have to slam Trump over this. All you need to do is observe how Kim is testing offensive weapons in violation of sanctions, executing people left and right, thumbing his nose at the international community in whatever way presents itself, and watch Trump stew.
 
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You don't have to slam Trump over this. All you need to do is observe how Kim is testing offensive weapons in violation of sanctions, executing people left and right, thumbing his nose at the international community in whatever way presents itself, and watch Trump stew.
You mean the same way that Lil Kim, and the two previous Kims have been doing for decades?

Like that, huh?