SEOUL, South Korea | North Korean envoy to Italy is missing: Did he defect?

3Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

SEOUL, South Korea—Jan 03, 2019  — North Korea‘s top diplomat in Italy and his wife have gone into hiding, according to a South Korean lawmaker, raising the possibility of a rare defection of a senior North Korean official.

The news came from South Korea’s spy agency, which briefed lawmakers in Seoul on Thursday on the status of North Korea’s acting ambassador to Italy, Jo Song Gil. It said he went into hiding with his wife in November before his posting to Italy ended late that month.

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