Rodong: Kim Has Signed Off on War Plans

first_imgNews Facebook Twitter Rodong: Kim Has Signed Off on War Plans News News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHAREcenter_img North Korea, having declared its readiness to nullify the Korean War Armistice Agreement one day and then threatened Seoul and Washington with nuclear destruction the next, has warned in a front page Rodong Shinmun editorial that Kim Jong Eun has already approved Chosun People’s Army operational plans.The daily propaganda publication of the Chosun Workers’ Party, Rodong Shinmun declared in the editorial, entitled ‘Let’s Safeguard the People’s Divine Independence and Achieve Final Victory’, “Every arm of the military and every soldier is waiting for the order to charge forth, in a state of frenzy for the decisive battle with the enemy.” It added, “The satellite launch and underground nuclear test conducted last year and this demonstrated to our enemies that our revolutionary armed forces can turn invasion bases into a sea of fire no matter where in the world they are. It is the Mt. Baekdu way to respond to any enemy that threatens us with nuclear weapons with various more powerful, our-style nuclear attack methods.”“Our battle strategy has already been approved [by Kim Jong Eun],” it stressed. “Our ten million soldiers and citizens are full of the will to destroy the enemy.”Rodong Shinmun published no fewer than 15 articles today involving threats to South Korea and the U.S. All were related to ongoing joint ROK-U.S. military exercises, which the North Korea leadership considers to be a provocation. Such threats are issued annually during similar exercises, although this year has seen a marked rise in aggressive rhetoric, leading some commentators to fear that North Korea has been emboldened by its successful nuclear test on February 12th and is beginning to implement a more threatening strategy against the South. By Kang Mi Jin – 2013.03.07 6:38pm North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more