TRAINING FOR ‘ALL OUT WAR’: Nkorea Holds Live-Artillery Drills Near Border [W/ VIDEO]
Training for ‘all-out war’ with the West: North Korea uses live artillery in drills near border as Kim Jong Un continues threats
- Dictator oversees drill near disputed border with South Korea
- Rogue state has increased warlike rhetoric following fresh UN sanctions
North Korea has carried out a drill using live artillery near its disputed border with the South, according to official media.
The exercise was personally supervised by leader Kim Jong Un, who has issued a series of inflammatory threats against South Korea and the U.S. in recent days.
The drill is the latest sign of worryingly high tensions between the neighbours after North Korea cancelled the ceasefire signed at the end of the Korean War.
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Warlike: North Korean members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards shouting anti-U.S. slogans
Supervising: North Korea’s latest drill was overseen by dictator Kim Jong Un, pictured with his generals
Rhetoric: Kim has issued a series of chilling threats since the imposition of fresh UN sanctions
The border where the exercise took place is seen as the most likely site of any clash between the North and the South.
North Korea has threatened a nuclear war with the U.S. after being enraged by new UN sanctions and military drills being held by South Korean and American troops.
Kim praised the artillery units on two islands after watching them hit targets in what state news agency KCNA described as the ‘biggest hotspots in the southwestern sector of the front’.
Over the past few days he has been reported telling troops to ‘cut the enemies’ windpipes’ and threatening ‘all-out war’.
Drill: North Korea has apparently used live shells in its latest military exercise near the border with the South
Assault: There are worries the drill could be the prelude to a fresh assault on South Korea or the West
Reaction: The drills are partly a response to military exercises being held by the U.S. and South Korea