Kim Jong-un “Execute” Envoy, 4 Others After Failed Trump Summit
North Korea’s special envoy to the US, who was credited with paving the way for nuclear talks with Washington, has reportedly been executed over the failure of the recent summit between North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and Donald Trump.
The North Korean dictator executed Kim Hyok Chol by firing squad for “betraying the supreme leader”. Chol was killed in March at Mirim Airport for being “won over to the US,” during nuclear negotiations with Trump.
“Kim Hyok Chol was executed in March at Mirim Airport along with four senior foreign ministry officials following an investigation,” the newspaper quoted an unidentified source as saying.
Kim Hyok Chol was the North’s counterpart of U.S. nuclear envoy Stephen Biegun in the run-up to the Hanoi summit in February.
“He was accused of spying for the United States for poorly reporting on the negotiations without properly grasping U.S. intentions,” a source told South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.
South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean relations, declined to comment on the report.