Seoul: The national security adviser said that North Korea expressed regret over the death of a missing South Korean on Friday, saying that North Korea shot him to death as part of the coronavirus response.
An official in Seoul from the North Korean United Front Department responsible for cross-border relations said that North Korean soldiers killed South Korea after immersing the body of a South Korean in oil and setting it on fire. This was a letter to the office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in a day later. .
When the news broke, Moon was facing fierce political influence in this incident. At the same time, there was a new policy push to fight Pyongyang.
The letter cited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as saying he was “sorry” that the incident disappointed the South Korean public and should not have happened, Moon’s security adviser Suh Hoon said.
Suh quoted the letter as saying that the soldiers fired ten shots at the South Korean fishery official. The man disappeared this week after he did not identify himself and tried to escape.
But the letter said that according to their anti-virus manual, they burned the flotation device he was using, not his body.
“The troops could not locate the unidentified trespasser during a search after firing the shots, and burned the device under national emergency disease prevention measures,” Suh told a briefing, referring to the letter.