North Korea joins oth­ers in send­ing con­do­lences

New Straits Times - - World -

North Korea has joined scores of other coun­tries in send­ing con­do­lences to Bri­tain over the Manch­ester ter­ror at­tack, state me­dia said yes­ter­day.

Premier Pak Pong-ju sent a mes­sage of sym­pa­thy to Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May, the of­fi­cial Korean Central News Agency re­ported.

“Not­ing the Korean peo­ple are shar­ing the pain of loss with the Bri­tish peo­ple, the mes­sage hoped that the Bri­tish gov­ern­ment and peo­ple would erad­i­cate the af­ter­math of the ter­ror­ist in­ci­dent as early as pos­si­ble,” it quoted the mes­sage as say­ing.

For­eign Min­is­ter Ri Yong-ho sent a sim­i­lar mes­sage to his Bri­tish coun­ter­part, Boris Johnson.

North Korea has gen­er­ally frosty re­la­tions with West­ern na­tions, which are seek­ing tougher sanc­tions in­tended to curb its mis­sile and nu­clear pro­grammes.

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