North Korea leader, Kim Jong Un had five members of a convoy executed back in March after the failed, highly-anticipated Kim-Trump summit. South Korea’s newspaper Chosun Ilbo made the claim on Friday according to USA Today (@usatoday). Kim Hyok Chol and four other members of the negotiating envoy were allegedly executed by firing squad back in March on Chairman Kim’s orders. Chosun Ilbo said the claim came from an unidentified source inside North Korea. South Korea’s government was not able to confirm the claim. North Korea has not confirmed or denied the claim.
Chosen Ilbo is one of South Korea’s largest newspapers. Even still, some people say that it’s virtually impossible to obtain information coming out of North Korea because of how closely the country guards its secrets.
According to the newspaper, Kim Hyok Chol and four other senior officials were accused of spying for the United States. The five were allegedly executed after the group failed to reach a deal with U.S negotiators led by Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo. North Korea was demanding sanctions relief, while the United States were demanding complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. A deal was never struck. When asked about the report from the South Korean newspaper during a news conference in Berlin on Friday, Secretary Of State Pompeo said the United States was “doing our best to check it out.”
A report fro North Korea’s state media stated that its leader Kim Jung-Un inspected and directed a “new tactical guided weapons firing test” on Wednesday. The report did not state exactly what type of missle had been tested this time.
CNN (@cnn) reported, Kim praised the weapon’s capabilities
“Thedevelopment and completion of this weapons system will be a great historic event in strengthening the combat capability of the People’s Army. I was often completely moved in admiration at the time of strategic weapons development but seeing this, it seems our scientist, engineers, and the labor class is truly great. If they are willing then no weapon is beyond creation.”
Kim said, according to KCNA (North Korean State Media)
North Korea has threatened to call off the upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader King Jong-Un, over military drills the U.S and South Korea are currently engaged in, South Korean news agency, Yonhap reported.
ABC News (@ABC) reports, North Korea has also canceled high-level talks with South Korea that were scheduled for Wednesday local time over those same drills. The summit between Trump and Kim was first announced in March and Trump tweeted the scheduled date: June 12th, and location: Singapore, last week.
These two Tweets from the president of The United States were just 16 minutes apart. 16 minutes. That quickly, the person that is in charge of the safety of this Country can shift from one extreme to another. No matter which side of the political fence you may reside on, there’s one thing that any sane person cannot refute. THIS IS NOT NORMAL!