North Korea’s Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

Kim Hyok Chol (R), North Korea's interlocutor leading negotiations with the United States, is pictured upon arrival at Beijing's international airport on his way to the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, in Beijing, China in this photo taken by Kyodo February 19, 2019.Picture taken February 19, 2019. Kyodo via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) – Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and experts say. Kim has purged and replaced many top diplomats and officials who served […]

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