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North Korea threatens to kill South Korean president

The entire North Korean military and people are ready to “retaliate” against the South Korean leader, Pyongyang said.
By Elizabeth Shim Contact the Author   |   March 23, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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SEOUL, March 23 (UPI) -- North Korea released a video showing a simulation of South Korea's presidential residence, Blue House, exploding.

The provocative video was part of a larger message from Pyongyang's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, South Korean news network YTN reported.

The North Korean government reportedly stated it is prepared to launch a scorched earth attack on the residence of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, using its large-caliber multiple rocket launchers.

The entire North Korean military and people are ready to "retaliate" against the South Korean leader, Pyongyang said.

"From this vantage point the Korean People's Army, the army of farmers and laborers, Red Youth Guards, and every movement of the people will resolutely move toward the elimination of Park Geun-hye's traitor faction," North Korea stated, according to Pyongyang's news agency KCNA.

The war of retaliation could start either inside the Blue House or nearby, North Korea said.

Pyongyang also criticized the "reckless military provocation" of the United States and South Korea, referring to the ongoing joint military exercise Foal Eagle, South Korean newspaper Asia Business reported.

North Korea had previously condemned the Seoul training exercise aimed at precision strikes against key North Korean military facilities.

On Monday Seoul said the purpose of the "large-scale offense drill" was to "suppress additional North Korea provocations and to establish solid military readiness."

During the exercise, fighter jets were equipped with air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons, and drills included attacks on simulated North Korea combat planes, elimination of surface-to-air missiles, and scenarios where joint direct attack munitions would guide bombs to key North Korea military facilities.

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