NK media mentions Abe’s death for the first time

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) — North Korean state media reported for the first time on Sunday on the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, calling him a “descendant of a samurai” who committed numerous crimes. against the Korean people.

DPRK Today, a propaganda website, mentioned Abe while slamming South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol for sending a message of condolence after learning of his death and praising him for his efforts on behalf of the Northeast Asia.

Yoon “shamed the Korean people by acting like his grandfather was dead over the death of a samurai descendant who committed immeasurable crimes against the Korean people across generations and sharpened his sword for a reinvasion,” the outlet said.

Another propaganda site, Uriminjokkiri, also mentioned Abe while criticizing National Assembly Vice Speaker Chung Jin-suk for his plans to visit Japan in September as the president’s special envoy and attend the funeral of Abe, “a symbol of the far right”. who viciously slandered the Korean people.”

Tongil Sinbo, a North Korean weekly, issued similar criticisms, lashing out at South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin for trying to use Abe’s death as an opportunity to improve relations with the country. Japan.

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