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Dagyum Ji was a senior NK News correspondent based in Seoul. She previously worked for Reuters TV.
U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of North Korea's human rights in his State of the Union Address (SOTU) last week was part of a pretext for military action against the DPRK, ruling party organ the Rodong Sinmun said in a commentary on Tuesday.
In an extended and expletive-ridden editorial, the newspaper denounced Trump’s speech for introducing “human trash” in his speech, referring to North Korea defector Ji Seong-ho, and raising a human rights problem “which doesn’t exist.”