North Korea’s chief Kim Jong Un has issued a private apology for the deadly capturing a South Korean official working for the fisheries division, who was shot lifeless by North Korean navy personnel after crossing a maritime border between the 2 nations.
In a letter despatched to South Korea’s presidential workplace, the so-called Blue House, on Friday morning, Kim Jong Un stated he felt “very sorry” concerning the “unexpected” and “unfortunate” incident, and that “what should not happen has occurred,” South Korean officers stated.
“I am deeply sorry that an unexpected and unfortunate thing has happened in our territorial waters that delivered a big disappointment to President Moon Jae-in and the people of the South,” Kim Jong Un was quoted as saying in a message his authorities despatched to the Blue House.
Pyongyang’s stunning move got here after North Korea shot after which burned the physique of a authorities worker present in North Korean waters. According to the North Korean message, North Korean troops first fired blanks after the person didn’t totally clarify why he was there after which, he confirmed strikes to flee, prompting the North Korean troops to fireside 10 rounds, AP reported.
The report provides that Moon adviser Suh Hoon, who learn North Korea’s message, stated that the troops decided the official was lifeless and burned the floating object in keeping with anti-coronavirus rules.
“Our military strongly condemns such a brutal act and strongly urges the North to provide an explanation and punish those responsible. We also sternly warn North Korea that all responsibilities for this incident lie with it”, South Korea’s defence ministry stated in an announcement on Thursday.
The nation’s National Security Council stated the North might “not justify shooting and burning the corpse of our unarmed citizen who showed no sign of resistance”.