North Korea took 70 percent of Kaesong wages for weapons program: South Korea

February 14, 2016 3:13 AM

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North Korea took 70 percent of Kaesong wages for weapons program: South Korea

SEOUL South Korea said 70 percent of the U.S. dollars paid as wages and fees for the suspended Kaesong industrial project, run jointly with the North, had been diverted for Pyongyang's weapons program and luxury goods for leader Kim Jong Un.

It is the first formal acknowledgement by the South that the 55,000 North Korean workers at the Kaesong complex saw little of the $160 they were paid on average a month.

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