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Fri Nov 27, 2020, 09:58 AM

S. Korea agency says N. Korea executed people, shut capital

Source: AP

By HYUNG-JIN KIM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Friday.

Kim’s government also ordered diplomats overseas to refrain from any acts that could provoke the United States because it is worried about President-elect Joe Biden’s expected new approach toward North Korea, lawmakers told reporters after attending a private briefing by the National Intelligence Service.

One of the lawmakers, Ha Tae-keung, quoted the NIS as saying Kim is displaying “excessive anger” and taking “irrational measures” over the pandemic and its economic impact.

Ha said the NIS told lawmakers that North Korea executed a high-profile money changer in Pyongyang last month after holding the person responsible for a falling exchange rate. He quoted the NIS as saying that North Korea also executed a key official in August for violating government regulations restricting goods brought from abroad. The two people weren’t identified by name.



FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party Politburo in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down capital Pyongyang as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-seoul-south-korea-north-korea-coronavirus-pandemic-c48ec4c1f50387918fbe293b3bbacacb

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:03 AM

1. Wow. That would be like executing Jay Powell because the stock market dropped.

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Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:09 AM

2. Actually a little bit of relief, he's afraid of Biden not trump

I worry Donny is going to pull the nuclear trigger, but Kim has donny’s number and isn’t worried about him. That at least sounds good but of course Donny is off the rails now and no telling what he might do if he thinks the world is laughing at him.

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Fri Nov 27, 2020, 10:11 AM

3. Done to prevent seawater from being infected with Covid-19

North Korea executed people, shut capital, South Korean spy agency says

North Korea has also banned fishing and salt production at sea to prevent seawater from being infected with the virus, the NIS told lawmakers.


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/north-korea-executed-people-shut-capital-south-korean-spy-agency-n1249123

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Fri Nov 27, 2020, 11:52 AM

4. No love letters to Biden?

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Fri Nov 27, 2020, 12:35 PM

5. Is there threat of a coup?

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Fri Nov 27, 2020, 03:55 PM

6. Also trying to steal vaccines for the CV from S. Korea, from an earlier DU article I saw here...

They must be suffering from the CV quite a bit, after all, they are unable to afford mechanized equipment probably of all types, thus everything is done manually, thus exposing more and more people to the CV, and sick leave? Do they even have such a thing in N. Korea?

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