KIM JONG-UN has threatened to unleash a “merciless” attack on America if joint military exercises with South Korea continue.He said he would attack his Western enemies from “ground, air, sea and underwater” in a sabre-rattling statement released through state media.
The prQopaganda press agency KCNA indicated the blood-thirsty despot was becoming increasingly agitated by the joint military drills south of the border.
A statement attributed to Kim said: “If they infringe on the DPRK’s sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater.
“On March 11 alone, many enemy carrier-based aircraft flew along a course near territorial air and waters of the DPRK to stage drills of dropping bombs and making surprise attacks on the ground targets of its army.”
North Korea said they would launch a “surprise attack” against America
This latest fiery statement was issued as an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson joined South Korean military forces for exercises.North Korea, which has alarmed its neighbours with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches since last year, said the arrival of the US strike group was part of a “reckless scheme” to attack it.
Kim Jong-un has threatened to attack the USA
A US Navy spokesman said the Carl Vinson was on a regular, scheduled deployment to the region during which it would take part in exercises with the forces of ally South Korea.Last week, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan in response to annual US-South Korea military drills, which the North sees as preparation for war.
The murder in Malaysia last month of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother has added to a sense of urgency to efforts to handle North Korea.Compounding regional tension, China is vehemently opposed to the deployment in South Korea of an advanced US anti-missile system.
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Kim said he would launch attacks from “ground, air, sea and underwater”
North Korea has been acting increasingly provocative
America and South Korea say the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system is for defence against North Korea, but China fears its powerful radar can probe deep into its territory and compromise its security.The US began to deploy the system a week ago, a day after North Korea launched its latest four missile tests.