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North Korea’s behaving envoy to Italy defected with his mother in November, South Korea’s view group told lawmakers Thursday, distinguished an annoying blow to leader Kim Jong Un and his comrade regime.
Jo Song Gil, 48, and his mother left a central chateau in early November, weeks before his tenure was set to end, an central from Seoul’s National Intelligence Service said, according to South Korean lawmaker Kim Min-ki.
He was a behaving envoy in Rome given Oct. 2017, after a Italian supervision diminished a now-former envoy Mun Jong Nam in plea for a chief exam by North Korea that year, a AFP reported.
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Pyongyang deems a tactful goal in Italy essential as it’s a home of a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and a regime suffers from food shortages, a opening noted.
The lawmakers haven’t pronounced either a view group suggested any information about Jo’s stream plcae or either he attempted to forsake to South Korea.
The view group couldn’t endorse a news in South Korean media that a diplomat was underneath a Italian supervision insurance and seeks haven in a Western country.
The news in a JoongAng pronounced a Italian authorities were safeguarding a diplomat even as they are “agonizing” over how to proceed. The opening claims Jo is a son or son-in-law of one of a highest-ranking officials in North Korea.
Earlier this year, President Trump met with a North Korean leader, who betrothed to dedicate to a denuclearization of a Korean Peninsula. In a New Year message, Kim pronounced he’s open to accommodate Trump again any time though warned that an choice march will be followed unless Washington removes a sanctions.
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North Korea hasn’t commented on Jo’s defection. The country, that heavily invests in promotion to execute a nation as a revolutionary utopia, is supportive defectors and mostly credit South Korea or a U.S. of perplexing to criticise a regime.
The final high-ranking diplomat to forsake from North Korea is Thae Yong Ho, a former apportion during a North Korean Embassy in London, who defected to South Korea in 2016. Pyongyang decried Thae as “human scum” and claimed he was perplexing to shun punishment for critical crimes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.