A NORTH Korean defector has been arrested in South Korea and charged with supporting Kim Jong-un while planning to defect back to the hermit kingdom, prosecutors in Seoul have claimed.
The 49-year-old woman is accused of sending 130 tons of rice worth about 105 million won (£69,147) to North Korea’s State Security Ministry.
Prosecutors claim the rice was sent via a broker in China on two occasions last year.
The former secretive state citizen is believed to have been planning an audacious return to North Korea after selling her house and possessions.
It follows threats by North Korea that the US and Donald Trump will be destroyed by a “nuclear holocaust” after the US President made an “open declaration of war”.
The United States is “doomed to ruin” according to Kim Jong-un’s propaganda mouthpiece.
In an opinion piece published in Rodong Sinmun this week, North Korea blasted Donald Trump’s “empire of evil” and threatened conflict if America did not back off and leave North Korea to accelerate its own missile program.
The propaganda rag also dismissed the validity of America’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), claiming Mr Trump was using the report as an excuse to launch a deadly attack on North Korea.
The newspaper, which essentially acts as a mouthpiece for Kim’s government, said: “The NPR is nothing but an open declaration of war by the rogue state which means to dare make a preemptive nuclear strike on the DPRK to bring the Korean peninsula and the world into a nuclear holocaust.
“The NPR invented by the Trump group is a product of the black-hearted intention to realize the ambition for aggression by starting a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula at any cost.
“The Trump group’s racket for confrontation with the DPRK is a suicidal act of digging a pitfall of ruin by itself.
“Once the DPRK starts its decisive military strike, the mainland of the US, as well as its military bases in the Pacific area of operations will never be safe.”
12 women and one man working at a North Korean government run restaurant in China defected to South Korea in April 2016.
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