DPRK rejects links to US envoy attacker

(VOVworld) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea lashed out Sunday at accusations it may be behind a shocking knife attack on the US ambassador to the Republic of Korea .(RoK), branding the claims a “vicious” smear campaign by Seoul

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Mark Lippert (L), US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, talks to US Navy Admiral James Winnefeld (R) at the Severance Hospital in Seoul on March 8, 2015. (Photo: AFP)
Kim Ki-Jong slashed Mark Lippert with a paring knife Thursday in an assault that left the US envoy needing 80 stitches on his face. Kim, 55, was immediately arrested and charged with attempted murder. RoK’s Yonhap News Agency quoted Kim as saying that he had stabbed Lippert to protest the massive US-RoK joint army exercise currently underway. Kim was convicted in 2011 of hurling a stone at Japan’s ambassador to the RoK and received a suspended jail term.