facebook
twitter
search
search

North Korea says it arrested spy from the south

Nov. 7, 2013 at 3:26 PM

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The North Korean government announced Thursday a man arrested in the country has admitted being a spy for South Korea.

The announcement came in a statement to Korean Central News Agency, one of the government's official media outlets, Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, reported. A spokesman for the ministry of state security said the man was arrested in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, and was an agent of the South Korean National Intelligence Service who had entered North Korea from a third country.

North Korea, or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, said the spy's goal was to encourage subversives, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The spokesman said his arrest showed "to what extent the puppet group of conservatives has reached in its anti-DPRK moves."

South Korea called the north's allegations "preposterous," Yonhap said.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Walgreens to sell heroin overdose antidote naloxone without prescription
Hospital mortality drops with lower patient-to-nurse ratio
Kanye West under fire after Bill Cosby tweet
Plus-size model Ashley Graham nabs Sports Illustrated swimsuit spread
IKEA issues recall after glass ceiling lamps crash to ground