March 23, 2023

The North Korea rumor mill strikes again: the Kim Yong Chol purge that wasn’t

Reporters must be more responsible in separating fact from the fiction

Short version – "not dead," as Sherlock Holmes told John Watson at the beginning of the third season of the popular BBC series. And it seems that Vice-Chairman Kim Yong Chol is even luckier than the great detective: not only is he not dead, but he has also not been purged, despite reports suggesting otherwise.

Knowing Kim Yong Chol, you could easily imagine him reading these reports with his signature smirk.