December 07, 2023

Not likely that Choe purged – SK ministry

Ministry of Unification sees little reason to believe political officer has suffered fate of Jang, Ri

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said today that the chances of North Korean military’s top political officer Choe Ryong Hae being purged are low, even though he has stepped down.

MOU spokesperson Kim Eui-do told reporters at a briefing today that  seeing as with other figures such as Ri Yong Ho or Jang Song Thaek, there was an accompanying  DPRK news report about the change, but since there was no official announcement about Choe, the likelihood of a purge is low.