January 26, 2017 12:03
Thae Yong-ho, the former North Korean deputy ambassador to the U.K. who defected last year, will visit the U.S. in February to meet with officials and experts, the Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday.
Thae decided to visit the U.S. right after the Donald Trump administration's inauguration to call for strong sanctions against the North Korean regime.
He is also expected to meet U.S. journalists, the daily added.
Since he arrived in Seoul, Thae has consistently expressed his wish to engage in public activities for the democratization of the North.
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