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Former North Korea spy chief heads to the US for talks

Key Points
  • Former North Korea spy chief, Kim Yong Chol, is headed to the U.S. presumably for talks about a possible meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) speaks with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (unseen) as North Korean General Kim Yong Chol (L), who is in charge of inter-Korean affairs for North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, looks on during the inter-Korean summit in the Peace House building on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018.
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Former North Korea spy chief and senior official Kim Yong Chol is headed to the United States after stopping over in Beijing, presumably for talks with U.S. officials regarding a possible summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Tuesday.

Kim Yong Chol has been closely involved with talks with South Korea as well and his visit to the United States would further indicate preparations for the historic summit are moving ahead.

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