'Suspicious powder,' threatening letter sent to S. Korean defense minister
It was not immediately clear where the letter originated from, or what its exact contents were.
"In the parcel addressed to the defense minister with no sender name, the ministry found a threatening letter and unidentified powder,” the ministry said in a release, according to Korea's Yonhap news agency.
The warning comes only days after hundreds of papers threatening
Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, who formed an emergency response
team to determine who had sent the package. The South Korean
government has defined the attack as “an attempted
The ominous message follows weeks of posturing from North Korean
leader Kim Jong-un, who has repeatedly threatened to use nuclear
missiles on the South. Earlier this month, after South Korea’s
Unification Minister seemed to warn that North Korea was preparing
to launch a missile, the Defense Minister eased international
tensions by clarifying that there had not actually been any
“indication of a nuclear test” in the North.