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These seasoned unofficial diplomats are maintaining ties through a roller-coaster ride of relations.
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Ri Su Yong is perhaps the most experienced North Korean in dealing with the West.
Hyon Song Wol, the childhood friend and maybe lover of Kim Jong Un, is a pivotal part of the regime.
Once sentenced to death as a prisoner in North Korea, James Kim was freed and has since built a unversity in Pyongyang.
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