Monday, January 25th, 2010
North Korea on Sunday lashed out at South Korea’s plan to launch a “preemptive strike” to thwart any nuclear attack from Pyongyang as “an open declaration of war,” state media said.
The North’s General Staff of the Korean People’s Army warned the South Korean defence chief’s recent remarks on a preemptive strike had created a “grave situation” which could lead to war “at any moment.”
The North’s armed forces “will take prompt and decisive military actions against any attempt of the South Korean puppet authorities… and blow up the major targets including the commanding centre,” it said, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
The agency later carried a separate statement by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea in protest at Seoul’s alleged contingency plan for possible unrest in Pyongyang as well.
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