The paper claims the nuclear threat carried by North Korea is a preemptive one, meaning Kim Jong-un would only launch nuclear war if he thought his nation was in danger.
As Oh recovers, he has been captivated by American crime dramas and action movies since he woke up in the hospital, his doctor said on Wednesday.
North Korea has replaced dozens of guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea following the dramatic defection of one of its soldiers last week, a report said Friday.
Oh showed signs of depression and possible trauma when he woke up in the hospital. A picture posted on the Twitter account of acting USA ambassador to South Korea, Marc Knapper, showed North Korean workers digging a deep trench on the North Korean side of the line as soldiers looked on. At least three or four F-35 stealth aircraft will also participate, South Korean reports said.
Lee, who has hung a South Korean flag in the soldier's room, is anxious about making sure his patient recovers psychologically and is avoiding any upsetting subjects.
The officials said that the military broadcast is now featuring the defection case in great detail, including how he defected and was shot and treated in South Korea as well as how the North Korean side chased and fired at Oh in violation of the Truce Agreement.
Government sources told the Ilbo that the defector may have been motivated to cross the border because of a connection between South Korea's pop-music propaganda and his young age.
"They strongly rejected the unilateral and arbitrary lists and designations established by the U.S. government which serve as a basis for the implementation of coercive measures which are contrary to global law", the statement said.
GETTYChoe Ryong-hae seen speaking with Kim Jong-un in a 2012
Lee said he has so far avoided asking his patient personal questions, but glimpses of life in the hermit state emerged as they watched "The Transporter" together, a 2002 thriller about a mercenary delivery driver.
Although Oh shares some interests with his counterparts in the wealthy, capitalist South, there are key differences, said Lee.
Oh is now drinking only water, but is recovering well, the doctor said, adding he expects his patient to leave intensive care this weekend.
Aside from a pretty good illustration of just how hopeless the decades-long effort to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions can seem, the contrasting approaches also show that the list has always been more about symbolism than substance.
"It is a vicious cycle that is hard to stop in North Korea".
It is unusual for a North Korean to cross the land border dividing the two Koreas.
A US Department of State official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the US had made clear it wanted a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue.
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