Monday, North Korea confirmed that they purged one it’s leaders from all leadership in the country; an uncle of North Korea's Leader Kim Jong Un, Jang Song Thaek was removed from all of his posts in the North Korean government, according to CNN. Jang Song Thaek is married to Kim's aunt. See the video to the left.
Jang Song Thaek has been at Kim’s side since 2011 and he was the vice chairman of the North Korean military.
Jang was accused of making deals behind Kim’s back, attending very expensive restaurants, womanizing, drug use and gambling, and selling resources at low prices that threatened economic development in North Korea, according to a CNN video.
Part of the statement released by North Korea read:
“Jang desperately worked to form a faction within the party by creating illusion about him and winning those weak in faith and flatterers to his side.”
Last week during a press conference, North Korea spokespersons said that last week, Lee Yong-ha and Jang Soo-kee were executed; the two close friends of Jang Song Thaek.
Since the announcement was confirmed, no one has publicly seen Jang Song Thaek.
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