Seoul: On Wednesday North Korea threatens to kill South Korean ex-president Park Geun-hye and her spy chief for alleged plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
<h1>KCNA – Korean Central News Agency Statement</h1>
The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said revelation showed Park had masterminded a plot to execute its supreme leadership in 2015 and it was imposing the death penalty on traitor Park Geun-hye.
“We declare at home and abroad that we will impose death penalty on traitor Park Geun Hye. The former director of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) Lee Byung-Ho would meet a similar fate, it added, along with their groups. They can never make any appeal even though they meet miserable dog’s death any time, at any place and by whatever methods from this moment,” it said.
KCNA said the statement was issued jointly by the North’s Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of People’s Security and the Central Public Prosecutors Office. They demanded that both former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief Lee Byung-ho must be handed over to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the North’s official name.
Kim Jong-un is known for executing or removing many senior officials that he had inherited from his father’s regime.
“We declare that in case the U.S. and the South Korean puppet forces again attempt at hideous state-sponsored terrorism targeting the supreme leadership … we will impose summary punishment without advance notice,” The Independent quoted KCNA statement.
KCNA did not disclose the source of the revelation but a Japanese newspaper reported this week that Park in 2015 approved a plan for a leadership change in North Korea.
Park was ousted in March over a corruption scandal and is in detention in South Korea while on trial.
Meanwhile, South Korea’s National Intelligence Agency (NIS) said the news report of a plot to kill Kim Jong Un had no grounds and it had no immediate comment about the Pyongyang’s demand for the handover of Park and her spy chief, Lee Byung-ho.