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North Korea: Official reappears with Kim despite reports of camp internment02:07

North Korea: Official reappears with Kim despite reports of camp internment

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Pyongyang
June 3, 2019 at 16:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

A top North Korean negotiator was spotted with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un at a musical performance in Pyongyang on Monday, despite reports he had been sentenced to hard labour following the collapsed Hanoi summit.

Kim Yong-chol was seen in pictures released by state television at the musical performance which was held by the wives of Korean People's Army officers in the capital.

He had been North Korea's top nuclear negotiator since talks with the United Stated started, and was the person who met with US President Donald Trump before the summits between the US and North Korea on took place.

The negotiator was reportedly sentenced to hard labour and ideological re-education over the failed summit in Hanoi between Trump and Kim, according to an unidentified source cited by South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.

Other reports indicated that he was presumed dead.

Mandatory credit: NKTV

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A top North Korean negotiator was spotted with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un at a musical performance in Pyongyang on Monday, despite reports he had been sentenced to hard labour following the collapsed Hanoi summit.

Kim Yong-chol was seen in pictures released by state television at the musical performance which was held by the wives of Korean People's Army officers in the capital.

He had been North Korea's top nuclear negotiator since talks with the United Stated started, and was the person who met with US President Donald Trump before the summits between the US and North Korea on took place.

The negotiator was reportedly sentenced to hard labour and ideological re-education over the failed summit in Hanoi between Trump and Kim, according to an unidentified source cited by South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.

Other reports indicated that he was presumed dead.

Mandatory credit: NKTV