U.S. 'troubled' by Thai Leader's Threat to Execute Journalists

The United States said on Thursday it was troubled by reports that the head of Thailand's military junta had threatened to execute journalists who do not report the truth and hoped he was not serious. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a coup in May last year, told a gathering of reporters on Wednesday he would "probably just execute" journalists who did "not report the truth." It was the latest expression of U.S. concern about developments in Thailand, a long-time U.S. treaty ally.