Thursday 24 August 2017

Execution of uncle by Kim Jong Un shows regime’s brutality — Cameron

A live TV news programme showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek, second from right, escorted by military officers during a trial in Pyongyang, North Korea
A live TV news programme showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek, second from right, escorted by military officers during a trial in Pyongyang, North Korea

THE execution of the uncle of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un is further evidence of the “extreme brutality” of the far eastern country's regime, Downing Street has said.

Pyongyang's official news agency has announced that Jang Song Thaek, 67, has been shot as a traitor for plotting to seize power from his nephew.

British Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman told reporters: “If this is confirmed, it is another example of the extreme brutality of the North Korean regime.”

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