Colorado's Gardner squares off with Kim Jong Un in war of words

Frederick Owens
May 19, 2017

North Korea has threatened to launch a series of retaliations on the USA and South Korean intelligence agencies after an alleged assassination attempt on its leader, Kim Jong-Un. Taken two of our people and asking for a fortune for their release.

Classmates from the United States told CNN that Kim Hak Song is an ethnic Korean who was born in China and emigrated to the United States in the 1990s.

And Kim Dong Chul is serving 10 years of hard labor after being jailed on subversion charges.

While discussing last month's Mar-a-Lago summit between Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Rice said the administration "impressed upon the Chinese that they really do have to do something about the North Koreans, and they did it through the old fashioned way which was negotiation and discussion".

Speaking to the VOA Korean Service on Sunday, Kim Mi Ok said her husband was arrested as he tried to return to the couple's home in Dandong, China.

The North Korean regime hurled insults at Colorado Sen. The new arrest is expected to further fuel tensions between the two countries, which have been engaged in a heated standoff over Pyongyang's testing of ballistic missiles and nuclear deterrents.

South Korea accuses the North of masterminding the killing and Malaysian police at the time named several North Korean suspects. He was then sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for "crimes against the state".

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North Korea's ambassador to the United Kingdom has said that their country is surely going ahead with its sixth nuclear test, and their great leader is not afraid of Donald Trump and his administration.

Kim Sang-duk was also detained at the airport while trying to fly to China with his wife on April 22.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, said the "relevant authority" is investigating Kim, a professor at the private Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, the New York Times reported.

According to Kim Mi-ok, Kim Hak-song had been teaching agricultural techniques at Pyongyang University for Science and Technology and did not engage in any missionary work.

That came just days after the North announced the detention of an accounting instructor at the same university, Kim Sang Dok, also a US citizen, for "acts of hostility aimed to overturn" the country.

The university's chancellor, Chan-Mo Park, said in a statement that Tony Kim had been involved with some other activities outside PUST such as helping an orphanage.

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