North Korea has threatened South Korea and its American allies saying they will suffer a “miserable” end. “What the DPRK warns is not hot air. It will be clearly proved by the miserable end the US and the Park group will meet while going reckless,” said the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK), AFP has reported.
— The Diplomat (@Diplomat_APAC) March 23, 2016
NK News has announced that it was ready to “obliterate” the Blue House, the residence of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. “Our units to strike enemy’s rear sides will crush the Blue House and main targets … and are ready to launch Operation: Thunderstorm and Operation: Lightning Bolt to smash Park Geun-hye and the South Korean warmongers,” read the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland on Wednesday.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 21, 2016
The announcement has gone on to say that South Korea has provoked the North by indulging in military training that consisted of fighter jets that included F-16s and F-15Ks.
“This air force training is the most explicit provocation and dangerous military provocation pointed against our leadership,” the announcement read.”We will not condone North Korea’s de facto threat of a terror attack on our head of state and South Koreans,” Jung Joon-hee, a spokesperson at the Ministry of Unification (MoU), said in the announcement.
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) March 20, 2016
The experts have said that North Korea does not really need any high-tech warheads to do the damage; a gunman is more than enough to accomplish what North Korea wants. “Even without chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) attacks, one or two North Korean gunmen in the heart of Seoul will do unimaginable damage,” Jeong Jin-man, from the Special Disaster Prevention Center, Yongin University, told NK News.
— Voice of America (@VOANews) March 17, 2016
However, the sources have ruled out any real terror attack.
“A possible scenario – still very unlikely- would be North Koreans sending an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to South Korea, while claiming a ‘malfunction’ as the reason for entering South Korean skies,” Cha Du-hyeogn, secretary to President Lee Myung-bak for crisis information, told NK News.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 14, 2016
“Such UAVs can be designed to detonate remotely, which will cut of its ties to Pyongyang. ”
South Korea is not taking any intimidation from the North. They have gone on to say that North Korea won’t be able to unnerve Seoul. “It would be a clear misjudgment on the North’s side if the North believes that it can unnerve our government… with such ridiculous threats,” Seoul’s unification ministry has said.
— Joseph Abraham (@kjosephabraham) March 14, 2016
North Korea has also gone on to say that what the North is talking about now is not “hot air.” Pyongyang has been threatening nuclear strikes against Seoul and Washington, D.C., because of the drills being conducted. In January, North Korea had carried atomic tests and also launched a long-range rocket which, experts say, was actually a disguised ballistic missile. United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions on the North and banned the nation from conducting ballistic missile test. Last week a North Korea test fired several short- and medium-ranged missiles off its coast.
— The Daily Rapid (@dailyrapid) March 14, 2016
Daily Mail has reported that South Korea is making sure it was prepared for the worst. The South’s Unification Ministry has said that North could conduct the fifth nuclear test any time now. “We believe that a fifth nuclear test can take place right away. The government is preparing for all possibilities,” said ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee.
Islam is like a celestial North Korea. A Desire to be a slave. But at least you can die and leave North Korea! pic.twitter.com/xeYBrReEzH
— JJ Bakhtiar (@JJBakhtiar) March 14, 2016
Korean Central News Agency said, “Seeing the daring action of landing units, Kim Jong-un said with pleasure that such surprise landing and attack on the coast would result in a victorious battle.”
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