Four senior officials as well as a former special nuclear envoy have been executed by North Korea over collapse of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un second summit held in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 28, reported local South Korea newspaper Chosun Ilbo.
As per the newspaper, an unidentified source familiar with the situation said that Hyok Chol, who laid the down the negotiations for the February summit, was executed at Pyongyang’s Mirim Airport in the month of March after he was charged with allegedly spying for the US.
Chosun Ilbo also stated that 4 other senior Foreign Ministry officials were also executed at the same time due to the Hanoi summit’s break down, but didn’t offer further details.
The much anticipated summit between Trump and Kim ended without the two signing any deal over the nuclear disarmament.
Kim Yong Chol, a top Kim Jong Un’s aide, was also sent to a hard labor camp close to the Chinese border, said the newspaper.
Even the major officials that worked along with Kim Yong Chol, who has been a counterpart to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have been sent away from public view since the time of the summit, on the other hand, seasoned diplomats, who had were previously sidelined, were observed getting back to spotlight.