As North Korea Plots Revenge Over ‘Spy’ Extradited To Us From Malaysia, Assassinations and Abductions May Be Next

Sung-Yoon Lee speaks with the South China Morning Post about Kim Jong Un's expected response to the extradition of a North Korean spy.
Sung-yoon Lee

When a North Korean businessman was extradited from Kuala Lumpur to the United States last week to face money laundering charges, the hermit kingdom was outraged. It responded by cutting off diplomatic ties with Malaysia while warning it would “have to bear full responsibility” and that consequences would “be incurred”.


Mun too would face retribution were he to return home, said Sung-Yoon Lee, professor of Korean studies at The Fletcher School, Tufts University in the US.

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