Top North Korean Official in Charge of Kim-Trump Nuclear Summit – Kim Hyok Chol – Is Executed After February Summit Fails
In December 2013 North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un had his uncle publicly removed from his seat in front of the government in a move not seen since the days of Saddam Hussein.
The North Koreans later that they have executed the “traitor.”
Death by flamethrower
In April 2014 Kim Jong Un reportedly had top official O Sang-hon executed by flamethrower.
On Thursday the North Korean regime reportedly executed top nuclear envoy Kim Hyok Chol after the last Trump-Kim summit failure.
The North Koreans broke the agreement and President Trump walked away from the meetings.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean envoy Kim Hyok Chol before his death
North Korea executed its former top nuclear envoy with the U.S. along with four other foreign ministry officials in March after a failed summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Vietnam, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported.
Kim Hyok Chol, who led working-level negotiations for the February summit in Hanoi, was executed by firing squad after being charged with espionage for allegedly being co-opted by the U.S., the newspaper said, citing an unidentified source. The move was part of an internal purge Kim undertook after the summit broke down without any deal, it said.
Previous reports in South Korea media about senior North Korean officials being executed have proven false. Speculation has swirled for months about the fate of Kim Hyok Chol, who hasn’t received any mentions in state media reports.