N.Korea Denies Sedition Plot

      September 09, 2013 12:20

      North Korea on Friday denied any involvement in an alleged sedition plot by United Progressive Party lawmaker Lee Seok-ki. Lee was arrested by the National Intelligence Service a day earlier on charges of plotting a pro-North Korean rebellion.

      The North's Committee for the Peaceful Unification of the Fatherland said, "The NIS and conservative forces are concocting a scheme to falsely accuse UPP members of treason and to link it" with Pyongyang.

      "It is a fabrication deliberately planned by those who do not want inter-Korean relations to improve and tensions to ease," the committee added.

      Pyongyang accused Seoul of instigating a "witch hunt" to overcome what it claimed a "crisis" in leadership.

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