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

US President Donald Trump (R) walks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un during a break in talks at the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019. (Photo by Sau... US President Donald Trump (R) walks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un during a break in talks at the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 31, 2019 8:50 a.m.

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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