Washington/Seoul — North Korea’s top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior US official said on Sunday. The move could support efforts by the North’s young leader to jump-start economic development and engage with the world, analysts said. Kim Jong-un is preparing for a high-stakes summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12, the first such meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president. The US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was commenting on a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that all three of the North’s top military officials were believed to have been replaced. Kim’s motivation remains unclear but analysts said the shake-up allows him and the ruling party to tighten control over the Korean People’s Army (KPA) at a critical time of international engagement and domestic development. "If Kim Jong-un is set on making peace with the US and South Korea and dealing away at least part of the nuc...

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