Ex-South Korean President Park Geun-hye and former spy chief Lee Byoung Ho are North Korea’s newest desired targets for execution, as the rogue state identified the pair Wednesday in a plot to assassinate South Korean leadership.
The official Korean Central News Agency said the South Korean officials could die a “miserable dog’s death any time, at any place and by whatever methods from this moment.”
The vow stems from North Korean suspicion the South’s National Intelligence Service was devising a plan to “replace the supreme leadership” of North Korea in 2015, before the two officials were ousted.
The North Korean Ministry of People’s Security and the Central Public Prosecutors Office issued the statement and urged South Korea to turn over Park and Lee under “international convention” because they committed “state-sponsored terrorism.”
The statement comes as newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to the US to meet with President Trump about North Koreas burgeoning nuclear threat.
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