South Korean Report: Kim Executed Top Official After Failed U.S. Summit

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his top nuclear envoy in March as retribution for the failed summit with President Donald Trump, according to a South Korean newspaper report picked up by Bloomberg News.

Kim Hyok Chol was reportedly murdered by a firing squad. The South Korean press is also reporting that four other foreign ministry officials were killed.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan could not confirm the executions.

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