North Korean defector reveals how he believes Kim Jong-un can be defeated 4 years ago

North Korean defector reveals how he believes Kim Jong-un can be defeated

It's a lot easier than military or nuclear action too.

The tension between North Korea and the United States of America has escalated in recent months as talk of nuclear warfare becomes more prevalent.


In the last few weeks, a CIA Director told security officials not to ask him about Kim Jong-un's death if he "should vanish." This statement was not well received in North Korea.

However, a North Korean defector has said that words will, in fact, speak louder than actions when it comes to defeating Kim Jong-un.

Given that the Internet is highly restricted in North Korea and all of the media is state-controlled, a defector by the name of Thae Yong-ho believes that this is the regime's weak spot.

He believes that the US should target this system of state propaganda rather than focusing on the nuclear option.

Yong-ho is a former deputy chief of mission at the North Korean embassy in London and he believes that a "civilian uprising" will be a greater possibility if more information from the outside world is spread into the general population of North Korea.

According to, Yong-ho told a US congressional hearing on Wednesday that “the citizens do not care about state propaganda but they increasingly watch illegally imported South Korean movies and dramas. The domestic system of control is weakening as the days go by."


He added: “As more and more people gradually become informed about the reality of their living conditions, the North Korean government will either have to change and adapt in positive ways for its citizens, or to face the consequences of their escalating dissatisfaction.”

He also urged the US to exhaust all other possibilities before taking military action. “We cannot change the policy of terror of the Kim Jong-un regime. But we can educate [the] North Korean population to stand up by disseminating outside information,” he concluded.