N. Korea Threatens to Turn South Korean ‘Traitors’ Into ‘a Sea of Flame’
June 12, 2010
(ChattahBox)—North Korea has stepped up its vitriolic rhetoric in response to South Korea’s instillation of loudspeakers along 11 locations on the border. South Korea intends to resume anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, which were stopped in 2004 when relations between the two Koreas improved. Now, North Korea is threatening to destroy the loudspeakers and turn Seoul “into a sea of flame.”
Tensions between the two Koreas have been steadily increasing, since an International investigative panel determined that a North Korean torpedo sunk a South Korean naval vessel in the Yellow Sea, killing 46 sailors; a charge denied by North Korea.
So far, North Korea has been satisfied with its usual display of bellicose rhetoric towards Seoul, but tensions are increasing by the day, with angry threats issued by the Korean People’s Army against the South Korean “traitors.” A lengthy statement was published by the official Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang.
“The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK (North Korea) will launch an all-out military strike to blow up the group’s means for the psychological warfare,” it said in a statement.
“It should bear in mind that the military retaliation of the DPRK is a merciless strike foreseeing even the turn of Seoul, the stronghold of the group of traitors, into a sea of flame,” said the People’s Army.
The North Korean government is furious that the anti-Pyongyang broadcasts are about to resume.
The installation of the loudspeakers amounted to “a direct declaration of a war” and a “flagrant violation” of the inter-Korean declaration for peace and reconciliation signed in 2000, continued the statement.
“Therefore, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will launch an all-out military strike to blow up the group’s means for the psychological warfare,” it said.
South Korean Defence Minister Kim Tae-Young, said on Friday, that he agreed with the United States that the broadcasts should not be resumed, until the sinking is discussed by the UN Security Council.