NORTH KOREA THREATENS SOUTH KOREA BY FAX – In the wake of demonstrations in Seoul, South Korea where conservative protesters rallied burning effigies of Kim Jong-Un, the North Korean Government sent South Korea by FAX message that stated it would ‘strike mercilessly without notice if the provocation against our highest dignity is to be repeated in Seoul’.
During the protests in South Korea, demonstrators took to burning effigies of Kim Jong-Un, his late father Kim Il-Sung and Grandfather Kim Jong Ill; the protests came on the anniversary of the death of the late leader Kim Jong Ill in yet more anti-North Korean demonstrations.
The South Korean Ministry of National Defence stated that it had no choice but to respond and did so with a firm warning that if North Korea continues with provocation it would retaliate with all weapons and military might at its disposal.
A number of officials in South Korea remain anxious over the recent removal and execution of Kim Jong-Un’s uncle stating that the North Korean regime is unpredictable and unstable and that heightened tension by provocation from Pyongyang will lead both countries in a stand off against each other as occurred earlier in the year.
The United States continues to monitor this situation closely in North Korea as best it can in order to be prepared for any military action by North Korea against its allies in the South.
General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon news conference that such kinds of internal actions by dictators are most often a precursor to provocation in order to distract attention away from what is really going on inside a country.