Profile North Korea”s new army chief

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Profile: North Korea"s new army chief Ri Myong-su

Image caption Gen Ri Myong-su (L) is an experienced hand in North Korean politics

North Korea"s new army chief General Ri Myong-su was appointed to head the Korean People"s Army General Staff following the removal and rumoured execution of his predecessor, Ri Yong-gil.

State-run KCNA news agency made no specific announcement of his appointment. Instead, in characteristic North Korean style, his name appeared in lists of attendees at a visit by Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un to military manoeuvres on Sunday.

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