Partial list of Americans who met Kim Il Sung

The late DPRK President Kim Il Sung is said to have met thousands of foreigners, but very few Americans. Those Americans include:

Affiliation at time of meeting; year(s) met; (d) = deceased

• Harrison Salisbury, New York Times, 1972 (d)
• Selig Harrison, Washington Post, 1972, Carnegie Endowment, 1994 (d)
• Rep. Stephen Solarz, 1980, 1991 (d)
• Rev. Billy Graham (with Dr. Stephen Linton), 1992, 1994
• Former Rep. Richard Ichord, AFC, 1992 (twice) (d)
• Amb. Douglas MacArthur II, AFC, 1992 (d)
• Gary Jarmin, AFC, 1992
• Larry R. Moffitt, AFC, 1992
• Max Hugel, former Dep. Dir., CIA, 1992 (d)
• Dr. William J. Taylor, Jr., CSIS, 1992, 1994 (d)
• Josette Sheerhan, Washington Times, 1992, 1994
• Michael Breen, Washington Times, 1994
• Rep. Gary Ackerman, 1994
• Eason Jordan, VP, CNN International, 1994
• Mike Chinoy, CNN, 1994
• Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt (USMC, Ret.), 1994
• Dr. Antonio Betancourt, Summit Council, 1992, 1994 (5 times total)*
• Dr. William Selig, Summit Council, 1992
Dr. Mark P. Barry, Summit Council, 1994
• Former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter, 1994
• Richard A. Christenson, State Dept., 1994
• Nancy Konigsmark, Carter Center, 1994 (d)
• Amb. Marion Creekmore, Carter Center, 1994

*=also attended Kim Il Sung’s funeral in July 1994