Koreas | North Korea threatens nuclear attacks on Seoul, Washington
A South Korean army tank takes part in a military exercise near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, August 22, 2016.    Lim Byung-sik/Yonhap via REUTERS
A South Korean army tank takes part in a military exercise near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, August 22, 2016. Lim Byung-sik/Yonhap via REUTERS

North Korea threatens nuclear attacks on Seoul, Washington

August 22, 2016 6:08 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From Irish Independent)

North Korea threatened nuclear attacks on Seoul and Washington as South Korea and the US began annual military drills on Monday.

A South Korean army tank takes part in a military exercise near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju
A South Korean army tank takes part in a military exercise near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, August 22, 2016. Lim Byung-sik/Yonhap via REUTERS

The extreme rhetoric from Pyongyang comes at a time of high tension following the defection of a senior North Korean diplomat and a US plan to place a high-tech defence missile system in South Korea.

The North’s military said that it will turn Seoul and Washington into “a heap of ashes through a Korean-style pre-emptive nuclear strike” if they show any signs of aggression toward the North’s territory.

The North’s “first-strike” units are ready to mount retaliatory attacks on South Korean and US forces involved in the drills, according to the warning carried by Pyongyang’s state media. Read More

 

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