North Korea’s army chief Ri Song Ho lost his job, owing to illness. His departure has sent the Pyongyongologists to reading shaman bones for the ‘real’ reasons for Ri’s departure.
GuamDiary leaves them to their task. We, however, do raise the following question since we know senior DPRK officials wear many hats: is Ri Song Ho the same Ri Song Ho who negotiated the 29 February 2012 agreement with the US? Is he the same Ri Song Ho who then spoke at Syracuse’s Maxwell School?
His ‘diplomatic’ resignation may have nothing to do with Pyongyang’s reassessment of how to deal with US, but we cannot help raising the matter.