Wednesday, April 23, 2014   

SKorea denies agent arrested in North
(11-08 11:58)

South Korea denied a news report carried by Pyongyang's official news agency that one intelligence agent from Seoul was arrested in the North Korea for his spy activities.
"Regarding the report, it is said that the agency concerned dismissed North Korea's claims as groundless," Unification Ministry spokeswoman Park Soo-jin told a press briefing.
The denial came a day after North Korea's Ministry of State Security spokesman told the official KCNA news agency that a person, who was not identified, had confessed to being an agent with the National Intelligence Service, South Korea's spy agency.
The person, who intruded into Pyongyang after illegally entering North Korea from a third country, was engaged in anti-North espionage and plotting activities against the state in the third country bordering the North for nearly six years, according to the spokesman.
The alleged agent, now under investigation, disguised himself as a religious devotee, according to the report. --Xinhua
   
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