U.S. mum on high level North Korean: Defection could derail Trump-Kim summit

U.S. mum on high level North Korean: Defection could derail Trump-Kim summit

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 6, 2019 The United States has been silent on reports by Italian media that North Korea’s ambassador to Italy has sought to defect to the U.S. The alleged request for asylum by Jo Song-Gil could be a sticking point for a […]

Top defector in Washington with recommendations on neutralizing Kim Jong-Un

Top defector in Washington with recommendations on neutralizing Kim Jong-Un

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2017 The Trump administration should continue to put “maximum pressure” on the Kim Jong-Un regime, but should also seek “maximum engagement,” a former high-ranking North Korean official said. Thae Yong-Ho, a former deputy chief at the North Korean embassy in London, defected to South Korea in mid 2016 with his […]

London defector: Kim Jong-Un regime is losing information war

London defector: Kim Jong-Un regime is losing information war

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2017 The failure of Kim Jong-Un to stop the flow of information and market activities into North Korea could derail the young leader’s regime, a high-ranking defector said on Jan. 25. “I am sure that more defections of my colleagues will take place, since North Korea is already on a […]

‘Highest-level defection’: N. Korean diplomat who disappeared in London surfaces in S. Korea

‘Highest-level defection’: N. Korean diplomat who disappeared in London surfaces in S. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 A North Korean diplomat based in London has defected to South Korea. Thae Yong-Ho, who fled the London embassy with his family, is the highest-ranking diplomat ever to defect from North Korea to the democratic South, officials in Seoul said on Aug. 17. Thae, who lived in the UK […]