the Name Ri Pyong-chol says hardly any danes very much, but in north Korea, he is a great gun. There are both juggling with nuclear weapons and missiles.
And after a few years in the shade, there are now signs that he is back in a crucial role close to dictator Kim Jong-un.
The writing research 38 North, which specializes in the analysis of the situation in north Korea.
the Media writes that there is more and more evidence that Ri Pyong-chol is Kim Jong-uns right hand along with his little sister Kim Yo-jong.
The clearest evidence of the upgrade is that Ri Pyong-chol is seen in an image from a closed meeting of North korea's centralkomite in the Korean war, where he also recently has been elected.
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the History of the Ri Pyong-chols way up through the system in the Dprk started in 2014, where he was appointed to be a part of North korea's National defence commission, which, in practice, is the top government agency in the country.
But the now-72-year-old man is not just anyone. Ri Pyong-chol is reported to be in the immediate family with Kim Jong-uns wife, Ri Sol-ju.
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Ri Pyong-chol. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
It is unclear how they are related, but there were said to be about a grandfather or a great uncle.
At the end of the 2017 culminating his career, when he was hit by the US sanctions against the country. The UNITED states designated Ri Pyong-chol as one of the two masterminds that spearheaded the development of North korea's ballistic missile programme and the nuclear programme in the country.
Specifically, it meant that the UNITED states had blocked all their activity in the US including their accounts. But after Kim Jong-uns meeting with Donald Trump abated the conflict between the two countries. And for several years has Ri Pyong-chol is not done very much being themselves in public.
But it's over now. Atomkongen is back.
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