Kim Jong-un Executes Two Senior Officials Over Failed Nuclear Test

Two top officials of North Korean government has been executed by the country’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un over mishaps at the country’s test missile site.

The latest unnamed executive was killed after he allegedly took responsibility for setbacks at the Punggye-ri nuclear base, which led to the date of a rocket launch being pushed back.

Five days ago, a high-ranking official once described as the ‘second most powerful man in North Korea’ disappeared from public life, sparking speculation he too may have been executed by death squads.

General Hwang Pyong-so once held the most senior military position in the hermit state as a Vice-Marshall after the supreme leader.

The most recent victim was said to be the director of Bureau 131, in charge of construction at Kim’s missile and nuclear bases.

Back in September, at least 200 workers were reportedly killed when a tunnel collapsed shortly after the detonation of an H-bomb.

It has been claimed the nuclear base, situated in the North Korean mountains, is falling into disrepair after being struck by earthquakes and landslides due to repeated nuke blasts.

A source told Japanese paper Asahi Shimbun: “It seems he took the blame as the prolonged mining of the nuclear facility pushed back the test date to September when it was initially set for spring.”

Kim has executed more than 340 people since he came to power – and that doesn’t include untold numbers sent to gulags or labour camps.

The so-called tubby tyrant is said to have been reshaping North Korea’s ruling elite in recent months as he fears the military is becoming too powerful.

He has also launched dozens of missiles this year, as well as detonating the hydrogen bomb on September 3.
Earlier this month Kim was pictured on top of a mountain he previously ‘climbed’ before executing top officials – sparking fears he was about to do the same again.

The tyrant visited the significant Mount Paektu, seen as mystical and situated not far from North Korea’s nuclear testing facilities, where Kim goes to make important decisions.

In 2016 he was pictured on the mountain before carrying out a huge nuclear test.

In April 2015 he visited the mountain then executed former defence chief Hyon Yong-chol.

In November 2013 he visited the mountain before killing uncle and political guardian Jang Song-thaek.

(Metro)

U.S Not Imposing Nuclear Framework On Nigeria – Foreign Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated that the United States is in no way imposing its nuclear framework on Nigeria.

He was reacting to speculation about President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent trip to Washington DC for the Nuclear Summit.

He said the Nuclear summit which was centred on the risks of nuclear radiation material falling into the hands of terrorists, entailed putting in place a framework for leaders across the globe on mechanisms to ensure these materials do not fall into the hands of terrorists, the transformation of highly enriched uranium which Nigeria currently has to low uranium, and clarify its objective for utilisation as a source of alternative energy for the country.

“Also vital were facilities to be put in place to monitor use of radiation in other sectors. Nigeria presently has one main nuclear facility which is monitored occasionally. President Buhari at the meeting highlighted these steps to show Nigeria is fully compliant with the framework of the summit,” Onyeama said.

The Minister who was in the president’s entourage together with the Minister of Defence, Alh. Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali, among others, revealed that the trip involved other meetings such as the bi national commission meeting framework to situate Nigeria’s engagement across the sectors with the US.