Kim Jong Un visiting Russia

North Korean TV broadcast footage of Kim Jong Un leaving earlier this morning from an unidentified station to Russia via train. Kim Jong Un already arrived in Russia. The North Korean leader will meet Russian officials ahead of a conference with Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok.

Kim Jong Un travelled with some of his key aides including Kim Chang Son (one his main advisors), Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and nuclear negotiator Choe Son Hui.

Bilateral Trade amoun between these both countries reach US$46 million.

Cancellation of the US-NK summit: statement of Choe Son-hui

It seems to be clear: the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un shall be postponed. Therefore, on Thursday 24th May, North Korean authorities issued a new threat to the planned Trump-Kim summit, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.

The heavy North Korea’s vice-foreign minister Choe Son-hui, a longtime nuclear negotiator, said her country will reconsider the planned summit. She mentioned “If the U.S. continues with their evil acts, I will ask for the summit to be reconsidered.”

Nicolas Levi NK Laborers

It is the second time, NK authorities threat to cancel the summit. North Korea’s first vice-foreign minister Kim Kye-gwan last Wednesday threatened to scrap the summit if Pyongyang was pushed towards “unilateral nuclear abandonment”.

La reproduction des élites nord-coréennes

Les cadres de l’appareil politique nord-coréen issus de l’ancienne génération cherchent à maintenir coute que coute leur pouvoir. A la différence des élites occidentales et un peu à la manière des élites soviétiques[1], les élites nord-coréennes disposent de privilèges nettement plus étendus que ceux des élites occidentales. Ces élites habitent dans des quartiers sécurisés et séparés du « commun des mortel » nord-coréen.

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