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Break-in at the Madrid Embassy : North Korea calls for enlightenment of Spain

North Korea has referred to a mysterious break-in at his Embassy in Spain in February as a "serious terrorist attack". In the first public reaction of the isolated country, the foreign Ministry called on Pyongyang, the Spanish authorities, the investigation of the incident "in a responsible manner, in order to draw the terrorists and their masterminds to justice," reported the South Korean news Agency Yonhap citing the state-run media of the neighbouring country.

During the attack on the 22. February had been penetrated, several people in the Embassy and had stolen hard drives, as well as documents. The last had appeared in the Internet a Letter, in which a against the Communist leadership in Pyongyang-oriented political group known to the intruder. She calls herself "Free of the Joseon dynasty", but was kicked out earlier under the name of "Cheollima Civil Defence" in appearance. According to the little-known group of information of great potential value have been disclosed to the U.S. Federal police FBI.

The incident occurred a few days before the second summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un at the end of February in Vietnam. The summit, which was the nuclear disarmament of North Korea, remained without result.

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The Spanish judiciary determined after the incident in Madrid, according to Reports of the newspaper "El País", due to deprivation of freedom, robbery and membership in a criminal Association and other charges. First investigations have shown that at least ten people had entered the Embassy and against the Embassy staff physically and verbally assaulted. The group "Free Joseon" had rejected allegations of a violent attack. (dpa, AFP)

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