May 052017
 

North Korea slams the US intelligence service for planning to kill the supreme leader Kim Jong-un with “biocides,” reports BBC.

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un (pic: google images)

The regime in Pyongyang vows to carry out a counter-terrorist attack on the United States and South Korea in response to the alleged assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un. “The anti-terrorist attack will start right now,” the regime said.

The North Korean press agency, KCNA, claims that a group would have infiltrated the country and tried to use radioactive substances with poisonous nanoparticles in the alleged plot and said the authorities would find and “mercilessly destroy ” the terrorists.

Kim Jong-un was allegedly the target of the attack at a military parade. It is claimed that South Korean and US intelligence approached and bribed a corrupt North Korean official, referred to as “Kim”, while he worked for a timber company in Russia. After being paid, “Kim” was given a “satellite transmitter-receiver” before returning to Pyongyang where he was supposed to receive detailed instructions about various opportunities to complete the attack.

The Agency also specified that the effects of the biochemicals would be visible within 6 to 12 months. The CIA declined to comment and South Korea has issued no statement so far.

May 052015
 

American businessman Jim Rogers says in an interview with CNN Money, that he would buy North Korea if I allowed to do so, explaining that he won’t return to the United States, given that he is currently living in Asia.

Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers (Credit pic: realitatea.net)

“If I could, I would buy North Korea. I’m very excited about North Korea. I would have put all my money in this country, if I could,” said Jim Rogers, who has built his fortune by investing in areas where others feared risks.

“North Korea shows massive changes. It wouldn’t have invested in Kim Jong-un’s father or grandfather, but it is like saying that the 1980s businessmen should not made investments in China because of Mao Zedong. Mao died and Deng Xiaoping brought some changes. At this point, major changes occur in North Korea. This kid made amazing changes,” said Jim Rogers in an interview for CNN Money.

Asked if he will go back to the United States, the businessman replied, “When I go to New York I am so glad that I live in Asia. New York is a city of the third world, with a third world airport and a third world tax system”.

“Comparing the life in Singapore with that in New York? Or the life in Hong Kong with one in Chicago? No, I do not miss these cities. I’m still an American citizen, paying taxes in the US, voting in the US, but I like living here in Asia”, added Jim Rogers.

Dec 132013
 

South Korea expressed “deep concern” on Friday after the execution of the North Korean leader’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, who was officially the number two in the regime at Pyongyang.

Jang Song-Thaek

Jang Song-Thaek tried for treason. Kim-Jong-Un uncle sentenced to death and executed (realitatea.net)

“The Government is deeply concerned about the recent developments in North Korea and is following closely the situation,” said in a statement the Unification Ministry, which handles relations between the two neighboring nations.

South Korea will be fully prepared for “any possible situation in the future” and is working closely with its allies, the communiqué added .

North Korean news agency KCNA announced Friday morning the execution, the day before , of 67-year-old Jang Song-Thaek, the influential uncle of the young leader Kim Jong-un.

Charged for being a “traitor to the nation” , Jang had been sentenced to death by a special military tribunal. The regime accuses Jang Song- thaek that betrayed Kim Jong-un and his father, Kim Jong-il, who ruled the country from 1994 until his death in 2011.

Jang Song Thaek went up on the power scale from a municipal bureaucrat to North Korea’s No. 2 official — just after the only leader Kim Jong Un.

But his links were more than political: Jang was Kim’s uncle, married to the leader’s aunt, Kim Kyong Hui.

First news on Jang’s removal from power started emerging in Seoul at the beginning of December. Last Sunday, he was fired from all functions at a special party gathering and taken away by soldiers. 4 days after his quick public arrest, Jang was tried for betrayal and sentenced to death by a military court.

The list of accusations against Jang turned out to be quite long, with planning to overthrow the leadership the most serious of the alleged crimes. According to Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, Jang confessed and admitted his guilts.

State media indicted Jang for destroying the economy for his personal interest, blaming him for masterminding the 2009 currency revaluation that sparked protests in North Korea. He was considered responsible for the shoddy quality of construction materials, charged with secretly trading in rare metals and was criticized for encouraging private businesses.