South Korean Kim Jong Yang elected Interpol president

26 days ago

Delegates chose Wednesday the acting head of Interpol the South Korean Kim Jong Yang to be president of the international police agency Interpol.

The Former Russian Interior Ministry official Alexander Prokopchuk had aspired to take the role, but the accusations of the Russian policy toward the Kremlin's foes and its using of the interpol systems opposed the Russian nomination.

A group of bipartisan US senators had released, early this week, a letter saying the election of a Russian to head the Interpol would be similar to "putting a fox in charge of a henhouse."

The election of Kim took place at the 87th session of the organization's General Assembly in Dubai, in the presence of 1,000 senior law enforcement officials. The South Korean will serve as president until 2020.