North Korea's Kim blames South for mistrust in New Year speech

January 1, 2016 5:45 AM

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North Korea's Kim blames South for mistrust in New Year speech

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blamed South Korea on Friday for increased mistrust in a New Year speech after a year of heightened tension between the rival countries.

The speech was Kim's fourth since becoming leader in 2011 when his father, Kim Jong Il, died, sparking a long and turbulent succession process marked by several bloody purges in the isolated country.

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