North Korea threatens even ‘deadlier’ attack on South Korea

Statement urges Seoul to cancel military exercise


The North Korean military is threatening an even “deadlier” attack on South Korea than the one it launched last November 23 if Seoul goes ahead with a planned test of artillery from the island North Korea shelled last month. Four people died when North Korea launched some 170 artillery rounds on Yeonpyeong in November, an island in the Yellow Sea that’s been controlled by South Korea for decades. North Korean officials have long been annoyed at the maritime border between the two countries, which gives South Korea control over the waters around Yeonpyeong and forces North Korean ships to make a longer trek to before they can reach the open sea. The attack against Yeonpyeong, which led most of the island’s 1,400 residents to flee, amounted to a dramatic escalation of Pyongyang’s claims to the water.

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North Korea threatens even ‘deadlier’ attack on South Korea

  1. The North Korean is belligerent because of backings from the biggest rogue nation in the world — China. The rising of China under the communist regime spells instability not just in the Korean peninsula, but for other Asian countries as well. There will not be a peaceful emerging China, only a new "evil empire" similar to the former Soviet Union.

  2. China does not want, or need, any change in Noth Korea (I refuse to call it the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) until the US leaves that part of the Pacific. Therefore, there will be little change for the forseeable future. In other words, North Korea has nothing more to lose in this situation. Continuing the war will simply mean fewer unfortunate citizens to feed.

  3. By the way, you may not be sure why it is important for the US to leave the Western Pacific. Well, of course, in the absence of the US, China and North Korea will invade South Korea – I named China first because China is behind everything. And the US will do nothing, just as they do nothing for Palestine against the horrific invasion and occupation by the Israeli state terrorists.

  4. I doubt China would invade South Korea, it has nothing to gain but irking Japan. It is simply using DPRK as a bargaining chip.