North Korea appoints new top diplomat | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 25, 2020

North Korea appoints new top diplomat

North Korea has appointed Ri Son Gwon, a former army officer with little diplomatic experience, as its new foreign minister, state media confirmed yesterday, reflecting Pyongyang’s already declared hard-line policy toward the US. Analysts say his appointment could indicate the country will take a harder line with the US, in line with Pyongyang abandoning its nuclear and missile test moratoriums earlier this year -- and after Washington missed the North’s 2019 deadline for nuclear talks.

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