North Korea's Kim Kye-Gwan playing an increasingly significant role

March 2008
East-Asia-Intel Reports;3/20/2008, p10
The article reports that North Korea's nuclear negotiator Kim Kye-Gwan appears to U.S. intelligence agencies to have been promoted or at least gives the appearance of having greater stature within the North Korean leadership. North Korea ruler Kim Jong-Il remains the ultimate power in the country followed by military leaders and then civilian government officials. Kim was reportedly promoted by Kim Jong-Il and given a new residence and car near one of Kim's residences.


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