Breaking News Flash! Surprise talks: North Korea officials arrive to South for highest-level visit in years – Is Kim Out of power!!

Breaking News Flash! Surprise talks: North Korea officials arrive to South for highest-level visit in years – Is Kim Out of power!!

This surprise visit may be as a result of thier being something to the recent story circulatiing that Kim Jong Un has been deposed as leader. Speculations the country’s leader Kim Jong Un having been taken from power via military coup may well be the reason for this “surprise meeting”

One note of interest is that Choe Ryong-Hae, a senior aide to the country’s leader Kim Jong Un was present. What these means is at least if Kim is still in power he has eyes and ears at this meeting.

Or they could well be the eyes and ears of Kim’s Sister…

“SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s younger sister Kim Yo-Jong has taken over the running of the country and is making all the important decisions in her brother’s absence, according to a think tank in Seoul formed by North Korean defectors. The North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity reported Wednesday that Kim Yo-Jong convened a meeting of Workers’ Party officials in early September and secured their support for her to act as regent while her brother is hospitalized. All party officials have been commanded to continue faithfully carrying out Kim Jong-Un’s orders and the military has been put on high alert, the NKIS said. The North Korean government last week publicly admitted that Kim Jong-Un is unwell although it did not elaborate on his health issues.”


From RT: Surprise talks: officials arrive to South for highest-level visit in years

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won (R) shakes hands with Kim Yang-Gon (2nd R), head of the United Front Department of the ruling Workers’ Party of North Korea who is in charge of relations with the South, during their meeting before the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, on October 4, 2014. (AFP Photo/Korea Pool)

North Korean delegates have met with the South’s top officials in an unusual and rare visit, as both countries agreed to resume high-level talks which have been strained by military tensions on the peninsula.

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After giving a 24-hour notice, North Korean delegates arrived to South Korea to formally attend the closing ceremony of the Asian Games on Saturday, according to South Korea’s state news agency and the Ministry of Unification. The South’s ministry was only informed of the visit late on Friday.

The senior delegates of the North included such high-ranking officials as the director of the People’s Army’s general political bureau, Hwang Pyong-So, who is believed to be the second most powerful man in North Korea. Choe Ryong-Hae, a senior aide to the country’s leader Kim Jong Un, was also present.

Pyongyang’s former intelligence chief, Kim Yang-Gon, also attended the meeting with the South. He now heads the United Front Department, which oversees relations between the two neighbors.

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won met with the delegates at the main stadium of the Incheon Asian Games, marking the first time that such high-level talks have been held since 2007, Yonhap news agency reported.

South Korea’s Prime Minister Jung Hong-won (L), former South Korean minister for national defense Kim Kwan-jin (C) and North Korea’s Hwang Pyong So (R), October 4, 2014. (Reuters/Jason Reed)

Although the two sides are officially still at war – since no peace treaty was signed after the 1950-53 conflict – the two sides reportedly agreed to another inter-Korean high-level meeting in the coming weeks. However, the officials did not specify the topic of the talks.

“The delegates agreed to have working-level consultations on specific matters ahead of the high-level meeting,” the Unification Ministry said in a statement. “The North explained that it intends to continue inter-Korean dialogue by naming the upcoming meeting the second round of talks.”

Korea was divided into North and South as a result of WWII. After the 1950-53 conflict, the two sides were separated by the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

Since then, relations between the two countries have been further marred by cross-border fire and mutual threats. Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests, as well as joint Washington-Seoul annual military exercises – which North Korea sees as a threat to its national security – contribute to unabating tensions.
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