September 30, 2020

Jang executed for meeting with Kim Jong Nam, says expert

Expert claims Kim Jong Un believed Nam being groomed to replace him

Jang Song Thaek was purged and executed because he met privately with Kim Jong Un's older brother Kim Jong Nam, Professor Kang Myong-do said on Friday.

Professor Kang, who teaches at Kyungmin University and is the son-in-law of former North Korean premier Kang Song San, told YTN that Jang Song Thaek had travelled overseas to give Kim Jong Nam his monthly living expenses in October, a journey that had made Kim Jong Un suspicious that Jang was plotting to replace him.