NORTH KOREA –
NORTH KOREAN leader, Kim Jong-Un has told his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies.
Kim’s comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint naval drill involving 10 South Korean warships and a US Aegis destroyer, ahead of the launch of large-scale military exercises that have enraged the North.
Jong-Un was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying: “The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People’s Army) units to become (elite) Guard Units fully prepared for war politically and ideologically, in military technique and materially”, he was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying.
In comments made while opening a new hall at the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang, Jong-Un called on the military to train hard in order “to tear to pieces the Stars and Stripes.’’
A week-long, largely computer-simulated joint drill, Key Resolve, will also get under way.
Seoul and Washington insist the exercises are defence-based in nature, but they are condemned by Pyongyang as provocative rehearsals for invasion.