The US and South Korea warned about dangerous cyber activities by the Kim Jong-un regime
Officials from Washington and Seoul held a meeting calling for the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on Pyongyang to cease its provocative activities
The US and South Korea have warned about dangerous cyber activities by the Kim Jong-un regime. (KCNA via REUTERS)
The United States and South Korea have warned of the dangers of cyber activities carried out by the regime >North Korea, among which is the theft of money from foreign entities to finance the North Korean “regime”.
This was highlighted after a meeting in < b>Washington US Special Representative for North Korea Sung Kim and South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Kim Gunn , who have expressed their “great concern over Pyongyang's scorn of repeated calls by Washington and Seoul for a compromise,” according to a statement from the Department of US State.
“Officials stressed the importance of raising awareness in the private sector andthe international community about the dangers of North Korea's illegal cyber activities, including stealing money from foreign entities to finance Kim Jong-un and his regime,” the letter read.
Officials from both countries have called on all states to “fully” implement UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea and urge Pyongyang to cease its provocative and dangerous activities.
The special representative of South Korea for Peace and Security Affairs of the Korean Peninsula, Kim Gunn. (REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan)
Military exercises in Pyongyang
North Korea apparently aimed at holding a military parade in the coming days, coinciding with an important anniversary for the regime.
A spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff ( JCS) South Korean said in a press conference that increasing activities have been observed related to the North's “preparations” in view of the approaching date of February 8, when the 75th anniversary of the North Korean Army is celebrated.
“We are watching with increased interest as the date of the event approaches,” said the spokesman, Lee Sung-jun, refraining from releasing further details of the South Korean military's analysis.
Experts have pointed to the movement of North Korean vehicles, troops and other military assets in recent days ahead of the anniversary at the Sunan and Mirim airfields in the North Korean capital, based on images taken by commercial satellites.
The US special representative for North Korea, Sung Kim. (REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan)
The outlet specializing in North Korea NK News has been echoing for weeks the apparent preparations of the regime for a new military parade , in which it is believed that missiles and other pieces of weapons of the secretive regime led by Kim Jong-un could be exhibited.
This same medium reports that in recent days fighters have been seen carrying out night maneuvers in formation and using LED lights and flares in the sky of the North Korean capital, as well as the installation of large structures in the Kim Il-sung square, the usual scene of parades in the North.
Seoul on alert for military movements in Pyongyang. (KCNA via REUTERS)
Pyongyang celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army with a military parade in 2018, while the last exhibition event of its kind to take place in South Korea North was on April 25, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the national military forces.
The regime considers the Korean People's Army to be founded on April 25, 1932, when Kim Il-sung (grandfather of the current leader and founder of the country) established a guerrilla group to fight the Japanese occupation, although for some years the date was changed to February 8, which is the day of 1948 in which it was formally established.
(With information from Europa Press)