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North Korean nuclear envoy reported executed is alive: South Korea legislator

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North Korean nuclear envoy reported executed is alive: South Korea legislator

The lawmaker did not elaborate on Kim Hyok Chol’s situation.

South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper said in June that Kim Hyok Chol had been executed in March, but CNN quickly refuted the report, saying he was alive and in state custody.

Chosun Ilbo also reported that another senior official, who was instrumental in preparing the failed summit with the U.S., Kim Yong Chol, had been sent to a labor and re-education camp.

But a few days, later Kim Yong Chol appeared in a state media photograph with leader Kim Jong Un.

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