Kim Jong Un apologizes to South for gunning down civil servant

Friday, September 25, 2020

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has offered an apology to the South Korean people for the killing of a South Korean civil servant by its military earlier this week, South Korea said.

In a formal notice sent to the South, the North conveyed Kim's message that he feels "very sorry" for "disappointing" President Moon Jae In and other South Koreans, according to Suh Hoon, director of national security at the president's office, Yonhap reports.-Photo: AP


The North informed the South of the results of its own inquiry into what happened.

It said troops operating near the western sea border fired more than 10 shots against the South Korean man intruding into the North's waters, in accordance with a related manual.

The North added it had burned "floating material" that carried him, not his body, Suh said.

Meanwhile, Moon and Kim have recently exchanged personal letters, he added.