North Korea announces there would be no change in its policy under its new leader, Kim Jong-un, striking a characteristically hostile posture with a threat to punish President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea for “unforgivable sins.”
(NYT) Seoul - The statement, made by the National Defense Commission, North Korea's highest decision-making body, marks the country's first official pronouncement to the outside world since the regime upheld Mr. Kim as its supreme leader. His elevation came a day after the state funeral of his father, the long-time dictator Kim Jong-il.
"We declare solemnly and confidently that the foolish politicians around the world, including the puppet group in South Korea, should not expect any change from us," said the statement. "We will never deal with the traitor group of Lee Myung-bak."