The North Korean Defense Minister Hyon Yong-chol, who was said to be shot with anti-aircraft machine guns, appeared alive.
The information on his death had come from Seul, namely from the deputy director of the National Intelligence Service of South Korea Khan-Gi-Bom during a closed briefing for the members of the Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence. The "secret" information should have been let out by the journalists.
However, official contradiction also came from Seul. The South Korean Ministry of Unification claimed that North Korean central television released video with safe and sound Hyon Yong-chol.
After another failure of South Korean intelligence, the Republic authorities called for a necessary verification of the intelligence.
We shall remind that the Yonhap News Agency has recently reported that the North Korean Defense Minister Hyon Yong-chol was publicly shot with anti-aircraft machine guns. The execution was carried out in front of the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un and several hundreds of people. Death penalty was ordered for "disobedience" of the Minister of Defense as well as for falling asleep at the meeting where the North Korean leader was present.
"The tests of the missile with characteristics prohibited under the Treaty took place only 16 days after Washington completed the denunciation of the said Treaty. It is obvious that it was not improvisation," Putin said