Tags: North Korea | mike pompeo | north korea | defector

CIA Director Met With NKorean Defector, Discussed Plot Against Kim

Image: CIA Director Met With NKorean Defector, Discussed Plot Against Kim
(AP)

By Mark Swanson   |   Friday, 19 May 2017 10:04 AM

CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with a high-ranking North Korean defector and discussed with him a plot to topple Kim Jong Un, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Pompeo met with Thae Yong Ho when the director visited South Korea earlier this month, the Beacon reported.

The two discussed whether conditions in North Korea existed that might foment an action to remove the dictator, with Thae telling Pompeo he believed there were, the Free Beacon reported.

The Free Beacon also reported Pompeo is taking steps to make the agency more aggressive in its espionage and covert operations, with the North Korea situation in his crosshairs.

Thae defected in 2016 after a stint working in the North Korean embassy in London, and has been the source of perspective since then on what may be going on inside Pyongyang.

Most recently, Thae has publicly offered counsel to the rest of the world regarding North Korea's nuclear capabilities and the mentality of Kim to use them.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with a high-ranking North Korean defector and discussed with him a plot to topple Kim Jong Un, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
mike pompeo, north korea, defector
162
2017-04-19
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved