North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

May 10, 2017, 03:21
North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

North Korea's state-run media announced Sunday that an ethnic Korean man with US citizenship was "intercepted" two days ago by authorities for unspecified hostile acts against the country.

North Korea has threatened to launch a series of retaliations on the US and South Korean intelligence agencies after an alleged assassination attempt on its leader, Kim Jong-Un.

Kim Hak Song, who worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained on Saturday, the North's KCNA news agency said.

The other two Americans who are already held in North Korea are Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old student, and Kim Dong Chul, a 62-year-old Korean-American missionary.

North Korea confirmed last week it had arrested Kim Sang-dusk, also known by his American name, Tony Kim, on allegations of carrying out "hostile criminal acts with an aim to subvert the country".

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A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Gardner has urged the Trump administration to put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terror and increase pressure on the North to give up its nuclear weapons program.

The second source, however, said it was impossible to conclude with certainty that North Korea hacked the ATMs because a virtual private network was involved in the process, making it hard to track the original source.

The travel ban was lifted in late March after a deal was struck involving the return of Kim's body to North Korea.

The volunteer faculty of PUST, many of whom are evangelical Christians, has a curriculum that includes subjects once considered taboo in North Korea, such as capitalism.

The claims have come around the same time North Korea announced the arrests of two American university instructors. "He went to Pyongyang to devote himself to the development of North Korea's agricultural technology so that the North can be self-sufficient with food", David Kim said. "They benefit enormously from that, and North Korea is not going to upset that applecart".

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A third US citizen, Kim Sang Dok, who was associated with the same school, was detained in late April for hostile acts, according to the North's official media.

"Professor Kim was a man who would call North Korea as his own country". Known as Tony Kim in the USA, he was involved in childcare programs in the North Korean port city of Rason.

The other two detained USA citizens "are already serving prison terms, with hard labor, for alleged "anti-state acts" and 'espionage, '" Lauren adds.

They allege Kim was in frequent contact through satellite communications with the "murderous demons" of the NIS and Central Intelligence Agency, who instructed him to use a biochemical substance that is the "know-how of the CIA" and that the hardware, supplies and funds would be borne by the South Korean side. The University of Virginia undergraduate said he tried to steal a propaganda banner as a trophy for an acquaintance who wanted to hang it in her church. "I wonder if the Chinese aren't beginning to reconsider their view that. a stable North Korean regime, even if it is nuclear-armed, is better than an unstable one". Authorities cited the presence of VX nerve agent, and North Korea is widely believed to have been behind responsible.

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