August 06, 2021

Long critical of unification ministry, North Korea condemns call to shut it down

DPRK state media criticizes conservative leader’s suggestion to shutter ministry it has labeled a US ‘puppet’

North Korean state media slammed South Korea’s conservative party on Sunday, following recent remarks by party leader Lee Jun-seok that Seoul’s Ministry of Unification (MOU) should be abolished.

DPRK state-run website Uriminzokkiri amplified South Korean media reports that were critical of Lee’s proposition, saying that some called Lee’s dismantlement idea “foolish, irresponsible and absurd.” The propaganda site also speculated whether Lee’s People Power Party (PPP) should itself be abolished.