Kim Hyok-chol in Hanoi in February. Photo: AFP Kim Hyok-chol in Hanoi in February. Photo: AFP
Kim Hyok-chol in Hanoi in February. Photo: AFP
North Korea

Dead or alive? Confusion on ‘executed’ envoy Kim Hyok-chol highlights mystery of North Korea

  • Sources say official who led talks in the run-up to February summit with Donald Trump remains alive despite execution claims
  • Confusion surrounding his fate is the latest example of conflicting reports on top officials in North Korea and highlights the difficulty of verifying information coming out of the secretive state

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Kim Hyok-chol in Hanoi in February. Photo: AFP Kim Hyok-chol in Hanoi in February. Photo: AFP
Kim Hyok-chol in Hanoi in February. Photo: AFP
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