- North Korea Forces Await ‘Final Strike Order’ from Kim Jong-un (IBTimes, March 10, 2013):
South Korea vows strong response if provoked
North Korea’s armed forces are reported to be awaiting a “final order” from the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un before launching a campaign against South Korea.
Ahead of a ten-day joint computer-simulated drill to be conducted by the US and South Korea on 11 March, the North’s most widely circulated mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said: “Our front-line military groups, the army, the navy and the air force, the anti-aircraft units and the strategic rocket units, who have entered the final all-out war stage, are awaiting the final order to strike.”
The mouthpiece said the North’s nuclear weapons are also in full readiness.
“Puppet regimes in the US and South Korea will be turned into a sea of fire in the blink of an eye,” said the daily, raising tensions further in the Korean peninsula.