September 17, 2021

North Korea recently appointed new military intelligence chief, South Korea says

Rim Kwang Il among several officials reported promoted in latest unification ministry research

North Korea recently appointed a new head of its military intelligence agency, research by South Korea's Ministry of Unification (MOU) revealed Wednesday, in two new books laying out a number of recent changes in the country's top brass.

According to the research, Rim Kwang Il replaced Jang Kil Song, who has served as the chief of the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB) -- the country's top foreign intelligence-gathering body -- since 2016.