North Korea doesn't usually go out of its way to congratulate anyone from South Korea on anything, but today it praised the pro-North activist who allegedly attacked US Ambassador Mark Lippert with a knife yesterday, Yonhap reports. The dispatch from the state's Korean Central News Agency sent out this morning started with a heading of "Deserved punishment for warmonger United States" and veered from there into applause for 55-year-old suspect Kim Ki-jong, who the dispatch said rained a "knife shower of justice" onto Lippert.
One of Kim's apparent major beefs: the US conducting joint military exercises in Seoul and "raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula," as Yonhap puts it. Meanwhile, Lippert tweeted today that he's "Doing well&in great spirits!" (North Korea is definitely keeping it weird.)