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U.S. Citizen,Early 30s, Caught Trying To Swim From South Korea To North Korea To Meet Leader “Kim Jong-un”

Reblogged By: De De Tillman; K-Pop – K-Drama Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koeaboo - Korea Herald

Media:Koreaboo - Korea Herald

Posted:Wednesday September 17,  2014 @6:30 p.m PST

 

South Korean government officials revealed on Wednesday that a U.S. citizen was caught attempting to cross the river border between South and North Korea.

The man, who reportedly is in his early 30s, was taken into custody by South Korean Marines. The man was attempting to swim across the Han River, to head into North Korea around 11:55pm from Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province.

A U.S. citizen was caught trying to cross a river border between South and North Korea, government sources said Wednesday.

When asked, the man responded, “My purpose was to meet the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un”.

Officially revealed that the man was swimming with the current when he grew tired and laid low near the riverside, and was arrested by Marines. They continued to say, “I believe this is the first time an American tried to flee to the North through Gimpo area”

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North Korea Threatens To Put South Korea To Ashes In Less Than 4 Minutes (Video)

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source & Story Credit: The Envoy Dylan Stableford

Video Credit: ITN News

Posted: Monday April 23, 2012 @ 12:25 p.m PST

 

According to The Envoy, North Korea’s military vowed a new and unusually specific threat to its neighbors, saying it would reduce South Korea “to ashes” in less than four minutes.

 

The statement, released Monday when programming was interrupted on North Korea’s state TV by a special report, comes amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.

 

Earlier this month, North Korea was unsuccessful in a long-range missile launch, prompting worries that North Korea may conduct another nuclear test. South Korean officials say new satellite images show that North Korea has been digging a tunnel in what appears to be preparation for a third atomic test.

 

According to the Associated Press, the statement from North Korea was unusual in promising something soon and in describing a specific period of time.

 

The North Korean military threatened to “reduce all the rat-like groups and the bases for provocations to ashes in three or four minutes, (or) in much shorter time, by unprecedented peculiar means and methods of our own style.”

 

For months the North has castigated South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and the conservative  administration for insulting their leadership and criticizing a  new cruise missile capable of striking anywhere in the south.

 

South Korean officials responded, urging North Korea to end the threats. “We urge North Korea to immediately stop this practice,” Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-suk said, according to the Associated Press. “We express deep concern that the North’s threats and accusations have worsened inter-Korean ties and heightened tensions.”

 

Meanwhile, in a meeting Sunday with a North Korean delegation in Beijing, China’s senior official on foreign policy praised the leadership shown by North Korea’s new young leader, Kim Jong Un.

 

The meeting follows the April 13 launch of what the United States called a disguised ballistic missile test by North Korea. The rocket disintegrated minutes after launch.

 

 

 

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