S. Korea Says Top N. Korea Diplomat Defected To Seoul
Umer Jamshaid Published August 17, 2016 | 04:53 PM
SEOUL,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Augst,2016) : South Korea said Wednesday that North Korea's deputy ambassador to Britain had defected to Seoul, in a rare and major loss of diplomatic face for Pyongyang. The Unification Ministry said Thae Yong-Ho -- the number-two at the North's mission in London -- had defected together with his family and they were now in the South Korean capital.
"They are under government protection and are going through necessary procedures with related institutions," ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee told reporters. Jeong declined to reveal Thae's defection route, citing the diplomatic sensitivities involved for the concerned countries. "On his reasons for defection, Minister Thae cited disgust with (North Korean leader) Kim Jong-Un's regime, admiration for South Korea's free, democratic system and the future of his family," Jeong said.
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