December 13, 2019

The legacy of Kim Yang Gon and inter-Korean relations
Kim’s death brings uncertainty, concern regarding Pyongyang’s policy toward South
Prominent North Korean official Kim Yang Gon died in a car accident Tuesday, the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency reported early Wednesday. Kim was a highly significant official within the Pyongyang regime, having served as the North’s point man on inter-Korean relations for the past eight years and having been an apparent close confidant of current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.