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

3 June 2019

North Korea's state news agency KCNA on Monday released still photograph of its senior official and former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol with leader Kim Jong Un at an art performance.

Kim Jong Un and his wife on Sunday attended an amateur art performance by the wives of officers in the North Korean Army and Kim Yong Chol was among leading officials who accompanied them, according to KCNA. South Korean newspaper reported on Friday that Kim Yong Chol, Kim Jong Un's right-hand man and the counterpart to U.S. 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, citing an unidentified North Korea source.