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North Korea Removes Top Military Officials Ahead Of Submit

North Korea Removes Top Military Officials Ahead Of Submit
  • PublishedJune 4, 2018

North Korea leader Ki, Jong Un has removed top military officials ahead of the submit between the United States and North Korea.

According to  reports by a Senior US official, the move was to ‘s jump-start economic development and engage with the world. Recall that Kim Jong Un is preparing for a high-stakes summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12, the first such meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president.

 Kim’s motivation remains unclear but analysts said the shake-up allows him and the ruling party to tighten control over the Korean People’s Army (KPA) at a critical time of international engagement and domestic development.

“If Kim Jong Un is set on making peace with the US and South Korea and dealing away at least part of the nuclear programme, he will have to put the KPA’s influence in a box and keep it there,” said Ken Gause, director of the International Affairs Group at CNA, a non-profit research and analysis organisation.

“This reshuffle has brought to the fore the officers who can do just that. They are loyal to Kim Jong Un and no one else.”

Trump revived the Singapore summit on Friday after cancelling it a week earlier.

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