North Korea confirms new military chief after reported execution

A military parade is seen taking place at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang, in October 2015North Korean state media on Sunday confirmed the country has a new military chief following earlier reports in Seoul that the former holder of the post had been executed. Ri Myong-Su, former People’s Security Minister, was referred to as “chief of the Korean People’s Army General Staff” when the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on an army exercise guided by leader Kim Jong-Un. Ri Myong-Su was again mentioned in a separate KCNA report on Kim’s inspection of an air force exercise.

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