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DPRK Official Lashes Out at “Idiot and Villain” Abe Over Missile Comments: KCNA

Sung-Yoon Lee responds to a senior North Korean official's rant against Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, in a conversation with NK News.

A lengthy and unusually wrathful statement from a senior North Korean official targeted Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, on Thursday, calling him an “idiot and villain,” a “poor dog and a dwarf,” and an “under-wit” politician who does not understand basic military affairs.


Sung-Yoon Lee, a professor at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, told NK News that Song’s diatribe against the Japanese Prime Minister is likely part of an effort to extract concessions from the U.S. and its allies.

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