Local Korean pastor says threats from Kim Jong Un are "comical"

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by KRIS BETTS / KVUE News and photojournalist MATT OLSEN

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Posted on March 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 10:25 PM

AUSTIN -- Pastor Paul Lee is spending Good Friday hosting a dinner with members of his Austin church, and as they eat, laugh and fellowship, Pastor Lee is also reminded of his real family still living in South Korea.

Reacting to the recent threats from North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un, Lee tells KVUE “it is of some concern, not because of the threats being made right now, but because of the unpredictability of the leader."

Pastor Lee says Korea's instability no longer alarms him since it has become a way of life there.

“To be frank, this is something that has been going on for the past 20, 30, 40 years, so we're used to it by now,” Lee said.

UT student Jane Lee moved from South Korea to Austin six months ago.

“The rest of my family lives in South Korea right now,” said Lee.

Just like her pastor, Lee believes the threat from North Korea is an empty one.

“They just want attention from the U.S. or other countries," she said.

As for North Korea's possible attack on Austin, Pastor Lee said he laughed when he saw the news.

“It was comical, because I doubt he knows where Austin even is. It was probably something that was random," he said.

 

 

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