Ri Pyong-chol (born 1948) is a North Korean former general and close advisor of Kim Jong-un. He is also a relative of Kim's wife, Ri Sol-ju. He currently serves as senior deputy department director of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee and member of the National Defense Commission (NDC).
|Born||1948 (age 70–71)|
|Education||Red Flag Mangyongdae Revolutionary School|
|Revised Romanization||I Byeong-cheol|
He is an alternate member of the WPK Political Bureau, and a deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly. Ri served in the Korean People's Army Air Force until 2014 at which time he became a senior party official. He also served as an advisor to Kim Jong-il as early as 2008.
In December 2017, the U.S. Treasury department issued sanctions against him, blocking him from "any property or interests in property within U.S. jurisdiction, and prohibits [him] from transactions with American citizens"
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