December 08, 2021

Kim Yong Chol replaced as head of N. Korea’s United Front Department: lawmaker

High-profile DPRK official to be replaced by the relatively-unknown Jang Kum Chol, reports suggest

North Korea's Kim Yong Chol has been replaced as director of the ruling party Central Committee's United Front Department (UFD), a lawmaker from the South Korean National Assembly’s Intelligence Committee told local media on Wednesday.

Citing a briefing from the country's National Intelligence Service (NIS), multiple South Korean outlets reported, Lee Hye-hoon said that Jang Kum Chol had been tapped to replace Kim.