North Korea's special envoy to the US Kim Hyok-chol "was investigated and executed at Mirim Airport with four foreign ministry officials in March," an unnamed North Korea source says, according to the Chosun Ilbo.
The sanctions will stop the flow of illicit revenue to North Korea from overseas IT workers in front companies, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says. The US also accuses the companies of having links to Kim Jong-un's weapons programme.
The meeting between the leaders of North Korea and the United States has raised cautious hopes in the region that a new page could be turning in the troubled history of the Korean Peninsula.
President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a planned June 12 summit with the North Korean leader sparked a sudden and surprise meeting on Saturday between Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to try to get the talks back on track.
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