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Kim Jong Un's Reported Purges Spell Disaster for Trump



The most important conclusion we can draw from reports that have executed North Korea's leading nuclear negotiator and four State Department officials in March is this: Kim Jong Un is not the trusted, trustworthy negotiator President Trump has identified for him

According to the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo was assigned a senior adjutant of leader Kim Jong Un, "to a labor and re-education camp," and two lower-ranking officials were detained.

The arrest of Adjutant Kim Yong Chol, who led Pyonyang's deployment for two Trump Kim summits in Washington, had been known for more than a month, but many are wondering if Kim Hyok Chol, the nuclear weapons negotiator, is actually from He was killed by a firing squad at an airport in the north.

Regardless of the accuracy of the coverage of Chosun Ilbo ̵

1; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he was investigating the matter – there is evidence of heavy turbulence in Pyongyang's political circles, and it seems Kim Jong Un too The power grip has waned in recent months.

These increasingly obvious turmoil undermines Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in's view that Kim can negotiate in good faith on a range of issues, from denuclearization to conflict. Korean reconciliation.

The article by Chosun Ilbo is based on a single "source" that has not been identified in any way. Previous South Korean reports of executions in the north, including a 2013 report by Chosun Ilbo have indeed proved untrue. In addition, the Friday article of the conservative paper may have intended to embarrass the "progressive" president of the South, Moon.

Reuters cites an unidentified "diplomatic source" in relation to the five people, stating "There was no evidence that they were executed."

"Seems like a fake message," a White House official quoted Harry Kazianis of the Washington DC Center for the National Interest in the Execution Report.

Although there should be skepticism, given the rhetoric of Rodong Sinmun the official newspaper of the Labor Party of the North, in a comment on Thursday it is still plausible warning against "anti-party" and "anti-revolutionary" elements, harsh language, which is usually reserved for enemies of the regime.

The Chosun Ilbo reported that these words last occurred in 2 013, at the time of the execution of Jang Song Thaek, the broker married the aunt of Kim Jong Un.

However, skepticism about a message leaves a bigger mark on the Pyongyang regime. Kim Hyok Chol, like Kim Yong Chol, who is described as the "right man" of Kim Jong Un, has disappeared from view. Kim Yong Chol delivered a letter to Trump in the Oval Office within two hours Trump met a few days before the June summit in Singapore and then called him "the second most powerful man in North Korea."

The disappearance of senior figures contradicts claims that the North Korean system is now stable. There was some evidence that the historic first summit meeting between Trump and Kim in June last year raised the expectations of both the North Korean elite and the general public that there is a positive change in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.