North Korea appoints hardline ex-army officer as new foreign minister

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Analysts say appointment of Ri Son-gwon suggests tougher stance on nuclear talks with US

North Korea has appointed a former army officer with a reputation as a hardliner as its foreign minister, in a possible sign that it is to adopt a tougher stance in nuclear negotiations with the United States.

After days of speculation, the KCNA state news agency confirmed on Friday that Ri Son-gwon – who has little diplomatic experience – had replaced Ri Yong-ho, an English-speaking career diplomat who took part in nuclear talks with Washington.

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