North Korea has declared to mount war scale efforts to punish former South Korean president Park Geun-hye for hatching a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the North Korean supreme leader.
According to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea has declared that “at home and abroad that it will impose death penalty on traitor Park Geun Hye and ex-Director of the puppet Intelligence Service Ri Pyong Ho and their groups, criminals of hideous state-sponsored terrorism who hatched and pressed for the heinous plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK.”
The KCNA release cited by KCNA Watch, which claims to be a ‘user-friendly interface for viewing NK media’ writes that all these men can never make any appeal against the sentence given to them and they will meet “miserable dog’s death any time, at any place and by whatever methods from this moment.”
North Korea has also asked South Korea to handover Park, Ri Pyong Ho and others citing international convention though the country itself is subject to numerous global sanctions for violating international conventions, crushing human rights and pursuing nuclear weapons.
Park Geun-hye was fired from the presidency in March after the country’s supreme court upheld her December 2016 impeachment and is currently in jail undergoing trial for leaking state secrets, abusing state power and various other corruption allegations including bribery.
The joint statement released by various North Korean ministries has called the plot hideous state-sponsored terrorism and has warned that “North Korea will impose summary punishment without advance notice on those who organized, took part in or pursued the plot, under wartime law.”
According to the release, the South Korean intelligence, in collusion with the CIA, sent a group in North Korea to eliminate Kim Jong-un using bio-chemical weapons or disguising it as car or train accident and the whole plot was pushed forward by Park Geun-hye but the plot failed after the group was detected and was ultimately scrapped with Park’s impeachment.
North Korea had levelled similar allegations against South Korea and the US even the last month and the release ends with the routine North Korean line that it will inflict an apocalypse sort of punitive measure against its enemies, “should the U.S. and the south Korean authorities defy this warning and challenge our resolute measure, they will be made to pay a dear price in an irresistible physical way.”