North Korean government fumes over CNN doc

MUMBAI: On 19 November 2005 CNN International aired the documentary Undercover In The Secret State. It featured secretly filmed footage of public executions and people struggling for life in North Korea. The government of that country is upset at the same. Media reports indicate that North Korea may ban CNN media personnel from entering the country as a retaliatory measure.

In a comment by its official Korean Central News Agency, the government said the footage was "full of sheer lies". It has accused CNN of airing the tape at the instigation of the US government as part of an alleged psychological campaign to overthrow the regime.

The government has also warned that it will not show any mercy to those parties who are hostile to the country. It has also expressed confidence that its people would rally around their leader Kim Jong Il in order to frustrate the hostile forces' ever-more undisguised moves to isolate and stifle the country.

The Korean government further noted that last year the US had engaged the Washington Post to spread rumors of experimenting on human bodies with poisonous gas, using so-called North Korean defector’s testimony.

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