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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea's Kim looks to mystery brother Kim Jong Chol for help

Report says leader held discussions with elder sibling before historic US summit

SEOUL -- Before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un decided to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, he consulted with his elder brother, Kim Jong Chol, and younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, on the historic summit and other matters affecting the Korean Peninsula.

The second son of the late leader Kim Jong Il has been out of the media spotlight. There had been speculation that he was under the supervision of the authorities. But a report on Thursday by South Korea's JoongAng Ilbo newspaper hints that the leader is on good terms with his elder brother.

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