Nov. 13 (UPI) — North Korea might be increasing its social media presence with at the very least two new Twitter accounts, however the South says the web profiles can’t be verified.
The 2 accounts, underneath the names of Kim Myong Il and Han Tune Il, have been created in October and embody tweets condemning South Korea’s important opposition conservatives and selling the Kim Jong Un regime, South Korea’s SBS reported Friday.
On Twitter, Kim Myong Il, or @korea_myongil, was recognized as the pinnacle of the North’s Committee for the Peaceable Reunification of the Fatherland. Han Tune Il’s profile indicated the official is the chief of the Analysis Institute of Reunification of the Fatherland. Kim’s profile learn that he’s an official with “toes planted firmly on native soil, whereas searching to the world.”
The accounts included info on the newest North Korean insurance policies, together with the general public smoking ban. In accordance with tweets the officers take pleasure in smoking however have “resolved to stop smoking” according to coverage.
Exercise on the accounts started on Oct. 1, with new tweets being revealed at one- or two-day intervals. On Oct. 21, Kim Myong Il condemned the South for conducting protection drills amid COVID-19 and African swine fever. Tweets have been additionally revealed in English, Chinese language and Japanese along with Korean, based on South Korean newspaper Donga Ilbo.
Unification Ministry spokeswoman Cho Hye-sil mentioned at a daily press briefing on Friday the North operates numerous accounts on social media platforms, together with state media companies DPRK Immediately and Uriminzokkiri.
Cho mentioned the brand new accounts, probably the primary profiles figuring out particular person North Korean officers, are “troublesome to confirm,” based on SBS.
North Korea has saved quiet following the U.S. presidential election, as world leaders took turns congratulating President-elect Joe Biden.
Analysts within the South say they’re involved Pyongyang might take a look at Biden with navy provocations, Information 1 reported Friday.
Former U.N. Secretary-Common Ban Ki-moon mentioned throughout a seminar organized by Seoul’s Joint Forces Army College and the Korea Affiliation of Army Research that he’s anxious North Korea might take a look at a missile throughout the transition, based on the report.