Tuesday, June 5, 2018

NOW THIS IS INTERESTING: Kim Jong Un Sacks North Korea’s Top Military Hardliners Ahead Of Summit With Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly removed his country’s top three military and defense officials from their posts.
U.S. officials suspect that dissension within the military over the North’s dealings with the U.S. and South Korea led Kim to make leadership changes, Reuters reports. The North Korean leader is believed to have replaced Gen. Pak Yong-sik, the defense minister, Gen. Ri Myong-su, chief of the Korean People’s Army’s general staff, and Gen. Kim Jong-gak, director of the military’s General Political Bureau, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing intelligence sources.
The latter’s removal was apparently confirmed by North Korean state media last month.
“The North appears to have brought in new figures amid the changes in inter-Korean relations and the situation on the Korean Peninsula as the previous officials lacked flexibility in thinking,” an intelligence source told Yonhap, adding that Pak was replaced with the much more moderate No Kwang-chol, who previously served as the first vice minister of the Ministry of People’s Armed Forces.
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