North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was 'very drunk' when he ordered the recent execution of two aides close to his uncle Jang Song-thaek.
According to the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, the pair was executed after they questioned an order from the dictator to hand over control of a business to the military.
Sources told the newspaper Kim was 'upset' when they said they needed to check with 'Director Jang' first.
Kim's uncle was head of the ruling Workers' Party administrative department, the Independent reports.
His close aides, first deputy director Ri Ryong-ha and another deputy Jang Su-gil, were among the first prominent figures to be executed in late November.
According the Yomiuri's source, Kim was 'very drunk' when he ordered they be killed.