North Korean chief Kim Jong Un issued a uncommon apology for his military’s brutal killing of a South Korean civil servant at sea, saying he feels “very sorry” for the incident, officers in Seoul mentioned.
In a letter despatched by North Korean officers, Mr. Kim expressed regrets for “disappointing” South Korean President Moon Jae-in. South Korean safety officers, who shared the contents of the letter, didn’t specify how they obtained the correspondence.
Mr. Kim’s letter got here a day after officers in Seoul mentioned North Koreans shot, killed and burned the physique of a 47-year-old South Korean civil servant earlier this week. The unnamed man, who labored at South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, disappeared from an inspection boat not removed from North Korean waters. The South Korean navy believes the person informed the North Koreans he wished to defect to the North.
The killing drew condemnations from Seoul and President Trump’s administration in Washington.