North Korea's top diplomat in Italy "disappears."

  • South Korean spy agency has announced that North Korea's ambassador to Italy, has been missing for weeks. There are unconfirmed reports that he has sought asylum from an unidentified Western country. Jo Song Gil, the diplomat disappeared along with his wife in early November. If Jo did defect, he will turn out to be the highest-profile North Korean government official, who did the same since 2016, when Pyongyang's former deputy envoy to the United Kingdom, Thae Yong-ho, also abandoned his post.

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