As N. Korea charges U.S. man Kenneth Bae of a plot to overthrow the Kim Jong-Un regime, relations between Pyongyang and Washington are only worsening following weeks of heightened rhetoric and tensions.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the United States and Japan offered North Korea nuclear talks, but so far the only demands have been for the world to recognize North Korea as a nuclear power and end sanctions completely. But North Korea’s nuclear status was denied by the United States and so far talks have been refused.
This decision happened to coincide with evidence of North Korea’s nuclear weapons tests back in the spring of this year. If the North Korea missile test were to take place, it would have a range of over 2,000 miles and place the US island of Guam within striking distance. North Korea’s missile launchers have been moved into position and the world is awaiting Kim Jong-Un’s next move.
As N. Korea charges a U.S. man, KCNA, the official news agency for North Korea, claims the detained US Citizen Pae Jun Ho, also known as Kenneth Bae, admitted to the charges of plotting to overthrow the government:
“The preliminary inquiry into crimes committed by American citizen Pae Jun-Ho closed. In the process of investigation he admitted that he committed crimes aimed to topple the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] with hostility toward it.”
The N. Korea charges against the U.S. man are supposedly corroborated by evidence:
“His crimes were proved by evidence. He will soon be taken to the Supreme Court of the DPRK to face judgment.”
As N. Korea charges a U.S. man, people are already remembering back to a similar situation when North Korea was saber rattling back in 2009. After North Korea launched a long-range rocket and conduct an underground nuclear test, the government sentenced two American journalists to 12 years of hard labor. But then North Korea released the US citizens after concessions were made.
As N. Korea charges U.S. man Kenneth Bae of plotting to overthrow Kim Jong-Un, how do you think the United States should respond?