North Korea calls diplomat defector 'human scum'

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 file photo, people watch a TV news program showing a file image of Thae Yong Ho, a minister at the North Korean Embassy in London, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, said Thae, a senior North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea, is a criminal and "human scum," in its first official response to the defection. The letters read "A high-ranking North Korean diplomat." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joo





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