Source: Asia Times:
The extreme rhetoric from Pyongyang comes at a time of high tension following the defection of a senior North Korean diplomat and a US plan to place a high-tech defence missile system in South Korea. The North’s military said that it will turn Seoul and Washington into “a heap of ashes through a Korean-style pre-emptive nuclear strike” if they show any signs of aggression toward the North’s territory.
The North’s “first-strike” units are ready to mount retaliatory attacks on South Korean and US forces involved in the drills, according to the warning carried by Pyongyang’s state media.
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