South Korea Demands Pyongyang Further Probe Killing Of Official
Seoul, Sept 26 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Sep, 2020 ) :Seoul said Saturday it will demand further investigation by Pyongyang into the killing of a South Korean official after a rare public apology from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
"We have decided to demand the North carry out a further probe and request a joint investigation if necessary," the Blue House, South Korea's presidential office, said in a statement.
It added that South Korea's own investigation will continue because of "discrepancies" in the accounts of the shooting.
In contrast, Pyongyang said in a letter sent Friday -- which contained Kim's apology -- that the official had "illegally entered our waters" and refused to properly identify himself.
It acknowledged that around 10 rounds were fired at the man, and that he was not visible after the shooting.
Apologies from North Korea -- let alone attributed to Kim personally -- are extremely unusual, and the message came with inter-Korean ties in a deep freeze, and nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington deadlocked.
There have been no North Korean media reports on the contents of the letter.