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DPRK awards Hyon Yong Chol title of KPA vice marshal

English.news.cn   2012-07-17 05:38:18            
  Hyon Yong Chol was awarded the title of vice marshal of the Korean People's Army.
  Hyon was a general of the Korean People's Army before the promotion.
 • KPA Vice Marshal and Chief of General Staff Ri Yong-ho had been relieved of all posts.

DPRK-PYONGYANG-KPA-VICE MARSHAL
This undated photo released on July 17, 2012 by South Korea's news agency Yonhap shows new vice marshal of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Hyon Yong-Chol. Hyon Yong Chol was awarded the title of vice marshal of the Korean People's Army (KPA), reported KCNA, the official news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), early Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yonhap)

PYONGYANG, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Hyon Yong Chol was awarded the title of vice marshal of the Korean People's Army (KPA), reported KCNA, the official news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), early Tuesday.

According to the report, the decision to award the title was made by the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the National Defense Commission of the DPRK on Monday. Hyon was a general of the KPA before the promotion.

On Monday, Pyongyang announced that KPA Vice Marshal and Chief of General Staff Ri Yong-ho had been "relieved of all posts due to his illness" at a Sunday meeting of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.

Before the announcement, Ri was also a member of the WPK Central Committee's Political Bureau and its Presidium, as well as vice chairman of the WPK's Central Military Commission.

Related:

DPRK's army chief relieved of all posts due to illness

PYONGYANG, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Army chief Ri Yong Ho of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been relieved of all posts due to his illness, the official KCNA new agency said Monday.

The announcement came Sunday at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), the KCNA said.  Full story

 

Editor: Yang Lina
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