Tokyo Mum on Purported Interim Govt for N. Korea


Tokyo, March 4 (Jiji Press)--Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Monday declined to comment on a provisional government for North Korea purportedly launched by a group believed to be supporting a son of Kim Jong Nam, the assassinated half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"I'm aware of the information, but refrain from commenting on it," the top Japanese government spokesman told a press conference.

"We'll continue working to collect intelligence, with great interest in developments related to North Korea," Suga said.

On Friday, the group released a statement online declaring the establishment of a provisional government to challenge the Kim family-led regime. It claimed that the entity is the "sole legitimate representative" of North Korean people.

Kim Jong Nam was killed in Kuala Lumpur in February 2017.

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