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WorldNorth Korean nuclear envoy reported executed is alive: South Korea legislator

13:36  16 july  2019
13:36  16 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea 's nuclear envoy , who a South Korean newspaper said last week had been executed , is alive but in custody and under investigation for his role in a failed summit with the United States, CNN reported on Tuesday. There has been a series of conflicting reports over the

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea 's nuclear envoy , who a South Korean newspaper said last week had been executed , is alive but in custody and under investigation for his role in a failed summit with the United States, CNN reported on Tuesday. There has been a series of conflicting reports over the

North Korean nuclear envoy reported executed is alive: South Korea legislator© Reuters/ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA Kim Hyok Chol, North Korea's special representative for U.S. affairs, leaves the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean nuclear envoy who steered talks before a failed summit with the United States in February is alive, a South Korean legislator said on Tuesday, contradicting a South Korean news report that he had been executed.

There has been a series of conflicting reports in recent weeks about the fate of North Korea's negotiators after a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump broke down in Vietnam in February.

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North Korea calls South Korea's F-35 jet purchases 'extremely dangerous action' South Korea's acquisition of American F-35 stealth fighter jets will force North Korea to develop and test "special armaments" to destroy the new weapons, North Korea's state media said on Thursday, citing a government researcher. South Korean authorities are "impudent and pitiful" for "talking loudly about reconciliation and cooperation between the north and the south" while buying more weapons from the United States, an unnamed policy research director at the Institute for American Studies of North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement carried by state news agency KCNA.

Kim Hyok Chol, who led working-level negotiations for the February summit in Hanoi between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un, is being investigated for his role in the failure to reach a deal, CNN reported Tuesday. South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon Chul told foreign correspondents.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has executed its special envoy to the United States on spying charges, as its leader, Kim Jong-un, has South Korean officials could not confirm the Chosun Ilbo report . North Korea has not reported any execution or purge of top officials in recent months.

Kim Hyok Chol, who led working-level talks in the run-up to that summit with his U.S. counterpart, Stephen Biegun, is alive, said Kim Min-ki, a lawmaker who was briefed by South Korea's intelligence agency.

The lawmaker did not elaborate on Kim Hyok Chol's situation.

South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper said last month that Kim Hyok Chol had been executed in March, but CNN quickly refuted the report, saying he was alive and in state custody.

Chosun Ilbo also reported that another senior official who was instrumental in preparing the failed summit with the United States, Kim Yong Chol, had been sent to a labor and re-education camp.

But a few days, later Kim Yong Chol appeared in a state media photograph with leader Kim Jong Un.

Seasoned North Korean diplomats have taken over the talks since the Hanoi summit, with a long-time veteran with knowledge of arms control set to lead a new round of negotiations.

(Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Robert Birsel)

N.Korea's Kim Jong Un inspected 'new tactical guided weapon' firing on Thursday - KCNA.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the demonstration of a "new tactical guided weapon" on Thursday to warn South Korea from its continued adoption of high-tech weapons and joint military exercises, state media KCNA said on Friday. © ASSOCIATED PRESS In this undated photo provided on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, speaks while inspecting a newly built submarine to be deployed soon, at an unknown location in North Korea.

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