The news of the execution of four North Korean officials after the failure of Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit has emerged. Reportedly, the officials were accused of selling secret information to the US officials before the meeting between the leaders of both the countries took place.
As per the “unverified” report from a Japanese news source, the supporters of North Korean Premier believed that the officials had disclosed the classified information to the US officials which lead to the failure of the summit, even though both the leaders were looking forward to the summit.
One of the four executed officials was a diplomat from the North Korean embassy in Hanoi. However, the claims of the Japanese and South Korean media could not be verified.
There was a notion that these claims were counterfeit, so it could be easy to shift the blame of the failure of the Hanoi summit from the leader of the North Korea to the officials, who presumably deceived the North-Korean Premier.
A trade official reported about these executions to one of the Japanese reporters. The official heard the rumor in mid-April while travelling to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang from China.
As per the claims, the execution of the four officials was carried out in front of the representatives of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea and the Korean People’s Army, earlier this month.
As per the reports, Kim Jong-un has demoted his sister after the Hanoi summit took place. Before the demotion, she was the most powerful woman in North Korea. She had joined him in the summits with Trump and also made an appearance in the Winter Olympics last year.
The South Korean media also reported that the North Korean leader had removed Kim Yong-chol, the Korean counterpart of State Secretary Mike Pompeo, from the position of the head of the United Front Department. The department usually looks over the relations with South Korea and the United States.