President Donald Trump told journalist Bob Woodward that Kim Jong-un displayed the headless body of his executed uncle for senior North Korean officials, Woodward reportedly wrote in his new book, “Rage.”
Agence France-Presse reported that “Jang Song Thaek, the North Korean leader’s uncle by marriage and a hugely powerful figure within the regime, was purged for treason and corruption in 2013, in what was widely seen as Kim mercilessly asserting his authority.”
Kim “tells me everything. Told me everything,” Trump told the Washington Post investigative journalist Bob Woodward, according to his forthcoming book “Rage”.
“He killed his uncle and he put the body right in the steps,” Trump said, in an apparent reference to a building used by senior officials.
“And the head was cut, sitting on the chest,” he added in excerpts from the book seen by AFP.
AFP noted that North Korea has never officially said how Jang was killed, adding that “Trump’s account — apparently intended as a demonstration of the closeness of his relationship with Kim — is the first from any senior official to mention decapitation.”