NORTH Korea has threatened to kill the former US marine accused breaking into the secretive country’s embassy in Spain.

Iraq veteran Chris Ahn faces extradition to Spain on charges he took part in the break at the DPRK’s embassy in Madrid last February.

The 37-year-old spent six years in the US military before joining a shadowy Korean opposition group called Free Joseon, his activities have seemingly earned him a death sentence from Pyongyang.

“The F.B.I. has confirmed that the North Korean government has threatened his life,

“He is apparently the target of a dictatorship’s efforts to murder him,” a US federal judge in Los Angeles has said.

ASSAULT: Police outside North Korea’s Madrid embassy after the raid last February

On February 22 a ‘military cell’ entered the North Korean embassy in the north-west of Madrid, and attacked staff before escaping in stolen diplomatic cars.

The assailants are also alleged to have handed stolen mobile phones, computers and documents over to the FBI.

Korea expert Sung-Yoon Lee told the American Fox News network: “The group faces a threat, North Korea has apparently dispatched hit-squads against the members who have been outed.”

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