September 01, 2017
Spokesperson’s Statement on
Statement by the ‘Central
Court’ of the DPRK
August 31, 2017
□ The R.O.K. government strongly condemns North Korea for
criticizing our journalists’ ordinary press activities and making
absurd claims to sentence ‘capital punishment’ while mentioning their
names through a spokesman’s statement of the ‘Central Court’(8.31).
□ As we have clearly stated numerous times, the government stands
firm in that we will not step back or compromise on issues regarding
national security and the safety of our people.
□ Threats on press activities is a serious violation of the freedom
of press and is an interference in our domestic affairs. It also does
not help in improving inter-Korean relations, which must be b_ased on
respect toward the counterpart. We sternly warn the North to
immediately stop all threats targeted at our citizens.
□ The R.O.K. government will take every measures needed to guarantee
the safety of our people.
* Unofficial translation