North Korea’s Kim Ordered 15 Executions This Year

North Korean leader Kim speaks during the 5th meeting of training officers of the Korean People's Army in this undated photo released by KCNA in Pyongyang

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year as punishment for challenging his authority, South Korea’s spy agency told a closed-door parliament meeting on Wednesday.

Experts: Iran Housing Nuke Materials in North Korea, Syria

Kim Il Sung Square in the center of Pyongyang, North Korea / AP

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A top State Department official on Monday dismissed reports that Iran may be hiding key nuclear-related assets in North Korea and implied that she was unaware of the possibility, despite the publication this weekend of several articles by top analysts expressing alarm at the extent of nuclear cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang.