N. Korea sends ‘message of sympathy’ for Brussels attacks

March 23, 2016
Kim Yong-nam (Yonhap file)

North Korean Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly Kim Yong-nam (Yonhap file)

SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea’s ceremonial leader Kim Yong-nam sent “a message of sympathy” to Belgium on Wednesday for the deadly terrorist attacks in its capital a day earlier, the North’s official news agency reported.

In the message, Kim, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, “expressed deep consolation and sympathy to the king and the victims and their bereaved families,” according to the Korean Central News Agency.

“It reiterated the DPRK government’s invariable stance opposing all forms of terrorism and expressed hope that Belgium will eradicate the tragic consequences of the recent incident as early as possible and regain stability,” the KCNA said.

DPRK is the acronym of North Korea’s official title Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The bombing in Brussels killed 34 people and wounded 230 others in the busy morning rush hour on Tuesday.