FILE - In this July 18, 2012 file photo, North Korea's Vice-Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army, speaks during a meeting at the April 25 House ... more 
FILE - In this July 18, 2012 file photo, North Korea's Vice-Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army, speaks during a meeting at the April 25 House of Culture announcing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's new title of marshal, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Choe, a "special envoy" for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, for China, the North's only major political and economic benefactor. State media released few details, but the trip comes at a rocky time in ties between the allies. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jon Chol Jin, File
Tue, May 21, 2013 11:45 PM EDT