PYONGYANG, March 26 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Tuesday its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to enter combat posture targeting the United States and South Korea.
The Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army said that all the field artillery troops, including strategic rocket units and long-range artillery units, were to be put on the highest alert, the official KCNA news agency reported.
The units are combat ready to strike bases "in the U.S. mainland and on Hawaii and Guam and other operational zones in the Pacific as well as all the enemy targets in South Korea and its vicinity," the supreme command said in a statement.
The United States allowed B-52 bombers deployed in Anderson air force base on Guam to fly into the sky above South Korea on Monday, according to the statement.
America also allowed the conservative media of South Korea to say openly that the operational plan of "South Korea-U.S. combined forces" includes targeting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK with the use of lethal striking methods, it said.
Such moves clearly prove that hostility against the DPRK has "entered a reckless phase of practical implementation after going beyond the phase of threatening and blackmailing," the statement said.
"We will demonstrate with the practical military action (and) the firm will of the army and people of the DPRK to take counteraction to defend the sovereignty and dignity of the supreme leadership of the country," it said.
PYONGYANG, March 21 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will counter enemy nuclear threats with even more powerful nuclear attacks and mean it, a spokesman of DPRK Supreme Military Command said Thursday.
The spokesman was commenting on the U.S. move to dispatch B-52 bombers and nuclear-powered submarines to South Korea, saying U.S. warning messages and intimidation will not frighten the DPRK army and people. Full story
TOKYO, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday that Japan and the United States will impose tougher financial sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Suga said at a press conference that visiting U.S. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at Department of the Treasury David Cohen has achieved agreement with Japanese officials from foreign and financial ministries on the move. Full story