N. Korea's Kim watches "drone" attacks

Featured Korea World - March 21st, 2013
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw a live fire military drill on Wednesday, involving unmanned drones and interceptor missiles, state media reported.

The official Korean Central News Agency said Kim had personally guided the exercise that involved training attacks by “super-precision drone planes”.

The North Korean drones were assigned flight paths and timings “with targets in South Korea in mind”, KCNA reported.

Kim also watched an interceptor hit a mock Tomahawk cruise missile and expressed satisfaction, saying the target was “accurately hit with a single shot”.

He reportedly ordered troops to “destroy” all military and government targets in South Korea, as well as US facilities, should the “enemies even flinch”.

North Korea’s supreme military command said its “precision attack” weapons have US navy bases in Guam and Okinawa in their sights, and that they would attack them if it is provoked, in the latest statement to ramp up its rhetoric.

The report came a day after the North threatened to take military action against further deployment of US B-52 bombers over South Korea after the aircraft participated in joint Seoul-Washington military exercises this week, The ChosunIlbo reports.

Kim also visited frontline artillery units near the maritime border with South Korea and ordered troops to be ready to “throw all enemies into a burning cauldron.”