North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un announced his regime’s plan to construct a “world level” beach resort along the country’s coastline Thursday, attempting to lure tourists and travelers to the hermit kingdom.
One minor problem: The hotel is to be built on top of Kim’s nuclear testing facility.
The reclusive regime announced their plans to construct a “five-star” hotel -boasting a ‘famous sandy beach’ and shoreline- as the nation prepares to send its 250-person delegation into South Korea ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The resort is to be built in the country’s coastal Kangwon province, the same region Kim conducts his massive, underground nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches.
“When the tourist area is built, it will satisfy the demand of domestic and foreign tourists and will be the most ideal place to link various tourist destinations to the Wonsan-Mt Kumgang international tourist zone,” said a statement from the state-run news agency.
Kim’s move to lure tourists to the Hermit Kingdom comes as tensions between North and South Korea continue to thaw. Last week, officials from both nations announced that athletes from the two countries would march under a unified Korean flag during the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony.
h/t The Sun
BEIJING BETRAYAL: China CAUGHT SNEAKING Oil Supplies to North Korea
South Korean authorities announced Friday it had detained a Chinese-based ship and its staff over reports the tanker was sneaking oil supplies to Kim’s regime; a violation of recent UN sanctions that barred such shipments to the communist nation.
According to UPI, officials in Seoul confirmed they had seized the Lighthouse Winmore, a ship registered in Hong Kong that allegedly smuggled over 600 tons of refined oil into North Korea last November; well after the United Nations adopted Resolution 2375 which banned the hermit kingdom from importing fuel.
President Trump weighed-in on the revelation on social media, saying he was “very disappointed” that Beijing refused to comply with the UN mandate, adding that no “friendly solution” to the North Korean crisis would be possible “if this continues.”
“Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!” Trump tweeted.
Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2017
South Korea’s seizure of a Chinese ship escalates already heightened tensions in the region; with dictator Kim Jong Un vowing to continue to test his rapidly expanding nuclear and missile programs.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: The Moment North Korean Defector DASHES Across DMZ
It’s not uncommon for North Korean defectors to find their way into South Korea, but nearly all cases involve routing through China before heading towards the staunch US ally.
Current estimates say only four people have successfully crossed the DMZ in several years.