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in North Korea failure can have deadly consequences a south Korean newspaper reported Friday that Pyongyang recently executed officials who helped set up the second summit between leader Kim Jong un in US president Donald Trump they included Kim shop told a special envoy to the U. S. as well as for foreign ministry officials they were reportedly investigated and executed at an airport in March charged with spying for the US according to the Chosun Ilbo North Korea held them responsible for the collapse of talks in Vietnam this past February another official paying the price for failure Kim young told the country's top nuclear envoy who met with US secretary of state Mike Pompeii ale in the run up to the summit according to the report Kim has been sentenced to forced labor and so called ideological education Kim jong-un's interpreter at the Hanoi meeting is also in trouble she reportedly made a translation mistake and is now locked up in a political prison camp for undermining the north Korean leaders of forty there may be other victims as well the newspaper says Kim Jong un is rolling out a massive purge in a bid to divert attention away from problems at home north Korean state media seem to make reference to the perch in a recent newspaper commentary which blasted quote traders in turn coats who only memorize words of loyalty toward the leader and change according to the trend of the time meanwhile at least one key official is keeping a low profile Kim yo Jong is a close confidante of the north Korean leader she is also his sister according to the chosen report she's now lying low at his request