Internal N.Korean Memo Slams Chinese 'Plot'

      March 29, 2016 11:21

      An internal memo from the North Korean Workers Party calls on all party members to "frustrate the maneuvers of China, which has turned its back on socialism, to put pressure on us," the Sankei Shimbun reported on Monday.

      The document was drawn up by party headquarters after China voted in favor of UN Security Council sanctions against the North on March 2, according to the Japanese daily.

      Copies were sent to provincial party committees on March 10 with instructions to inform senior officials there.

      "China sincerely approved of the sanctions against the North under the pretext of a UN resolution, for fear that its hegemonic status should be undermined," the memo says.

      It quotes former leader Kim Jong-il's purported dying instructions as saying North Koreans "should have no illusions about China."

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