Zee Media Bureau
Pyongyang: Hitting out at the reports of Kim Jong Un distributing the copies of German dictator Adolf Hitler’s autobiography to officials, North Korea has denounced it as a ‘smear campaign’ and issued a harsh retort threatening to kill those behind it.
North Korea is fuming over a report that was originally carried by a North Korean website New Focus International and according to which Kim Jong Un had gifted away copies of Mein Kampf – Hitler’s memoir to senior officials on his birthday in January, reported the BBC.
The website that published the news is reportedly run by those who have defected from North Korea.
Reacting to the report, North Korea`s Ministry of People`s Security said that it was a "smear campaign" written by "a handful of human scum... moving desperately to deter progress", the BBC quoted a report by the country`s official news agency, KCNA.
The ministry in a statement said that South Korea and the US were using those defectors.
The statement also warned to "physically remove the despicable human scum who are committing treason".
North Korea, which is technically at war with South Korea since Korea war of 1950-53, had recently called off the talks proposed to Seoul.
North Korea also proposed high level talks with the US few days ago, wanting "serios" discussions over security.