As the first westerner to be granted North Korean citizenship, Alejandro Cao de Benós, 43, has been dubbed North Korea’s “unofficial ambassador to the West.”
Speaking up as an honorary special delegate for the DRPK’s Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries amidst mounting tensions between Pyongyang and the U.S., Cao de Benós warned that Kim Jong-un could “destroy the entire world with just three bombs.”
Cao de Benós splits his time between Pyongyang and his Spanish hometown of Tarrogona. He described the communist dictatorship as a “utopia”.
“The people have a basic, secure life with dignity,” he described, noting, “They live in a very peaceful way; there is no social conflict, we don’t have people sleeping in the street… it’s another way of life, one in which we all work in a huge cooperative movement.”
But when he was asked about North Korea’s military threat, Cao de Benós used aggressive rhetoric, stating, “No-one is going to touch Korea. If it is touched, the people will defend it with guns and missiles. We have the thermonuclear bomb. With three of those the world is finished.”
A political activist Cao de Benós denied accusations of human rights abuses in Kim Jong-un’s government, stating that this is just propaganda from Britain and the United States.
He claimed that the infamous North Korean labor camps are populated with criminals who were found guilty after a fair trial.
“If they are found guilty, they don’t go to prison to take drugs or learn how to be Pablo Escobar,” he explained. “In Korea, there are labor camps where the criminal picks rice for the people or makes furniture for homes, which is delivered to the people.”
H/T: Daily Mail
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