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North Korea's former top nuclear envoy seen with Kim Jong Un on Sunday

AKIPRESS.COM - North Korean senior official and former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong-chol accompanied leader Kim Jong-un to a Sunday art performance, state media KCNA said on Monday, signalling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in the country's power structure.

South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Friday that Kim Yong-chol, Kim Jong-un's right-hand man and the counterpart to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before the failed Hanoi summit, had been sent to a labour and re-education camp in Jagang Province near the Chinese border. It cited an unidentified North Korea source.

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