Seoul voices 'deep concern' over execution of North Korea leader's uncle
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea expressed deep concern on Friday after North Korea announced the execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle.
In a stunning downfall, Jang Song Thaek - who had been seen as Kim's political regent and the country's unofficial No. 2 - was executed on Thursday immediately after a special military trial, the North's state media said.
"The government has deep concerns about a recent series of developments in North Korea and is watching the situation closely," the South's Unification Ministry said in a statement.