North Korea's long, messy history of killing opponents abroad | NK News
July 24, 2024

North Korea’s long, messy history of killing opponents abroad

The DPRK's leaders have frequently targeted dissenters overseas

Kim Jong Nam’s death has shocked reporters, analysts, and scholars around the world. While there has been no confirmation that North Korea is indeed behind this assassination, all signs point to Pyongyang.

If it was Kim Jong Un who ordered the assassination, he is taking after his father, Kim Jong Il, who targeted critics of the regime that once had close personal ties to the leadership, and also his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, who was known to order international assassinations during the Cold War era.

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