As the Korean peninsula teeters on the brink of war, North Korea’s former top female spy reveals details behind the rogue state’s most deadly terrorist attack.
Kim Hyon Hui is the femme fatale behind the South Korean passenger plane bombing in 1987, an act of terrorism that claimed the lives of 115 people. In this exclusive interview she reveals her experiences as North Korea’s top female agent and discusses the nation’s war cries.
Sentenced to death in Seoul, she was later pardoned by the South Korean government, who decided she was merely a brainwashed victim of the Kim cult. “I was in no position to argue if a mission was right or wrong”, says Kim Hyon Hui.
The former secret agent recounts her journey from a bright teenager, hand-picked by the regime to become a deadly agent, to dealing with a life of guilt.
“I regret what I did and I am repentant”, says Kim Hyon Hui, who feels it is now her destiny to testify about the “terror perpetrated by North Korea”.