High Ranking North Korean Diplomat Defects to South Korea

August 17, 2016 12:12 PM

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A high-ranking North Korean diplomat has defected to South Korea, the Ministry of Unification in Seoul confirmed today.

Thae Yong Ho was the deputy ambassador at the North Korean embassy in London. His defection was announced in a press conference by Jeong Joon Hee, a spokesman at the South Korean Ministry of Unification.

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