TYRANNICAL dictator Kim Jong-Un is warning of an indiscriminate ‘pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice’ after the USA and South Korea started ‘war games’ near the North Korea border, The Sun reports. Such threats from the North Korean leader aren’t uncommon but they get even more so when Washington and Seoul start military drills.
These started today and will run until the end of April. Pyongyang says they are invasion rehearsals. The North’s National Defence Commission has threatened strikes against targets in the South, US bases in the Pacific and the US mainland, saying its enemies “are working with bloodshot eyes to infringe upon the dignity, sovereignty and vital rights” of North Korea.
It said: “If we push the buttons to annihilate the enemies even right now, all bases of provocations will be reduced to seas in flames and ashes in a moment.” In response the South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said North Korea must refrain from a “rash act that brings destruction upon itself.” This year’s war games will be the largest ever staged, involving 300,000 South Korean and 17,000 U.S. troops.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that the allies will work on drills for precision attacks on North Korean leadership and its nuclear and missile arsenal in the event of war. Last week North Korea fired six missiles into the sea towards Japan just hours after the UN imposed more tough sanctions in response to its fourth nuclear test and rocket launch.
Outside the hermit country there are doubts about whether it has the military knowhow to get rockets as far as the USA.