War can break out any moment: N. Korea

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 16:11 hrs

Pyongyang, Apr 11 (IBNS) North Korea on Thursday warned the US and South Korea that war can break out any moment.

In a n information bulletin, the Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) said: "The U.S. and south Korean war maniacs are gravely mistaken and misjudged if they think they can have lucky chance. War can break out any moment and what remains to be done is merciless punishment of the enemies. Belated regret will be useless and not a single man will be able to survive to regret for his doing."

"The DPRK has won victories in confrontation with the U.S. in this spirit and is waging an all-out action with it, with confidence in final victory. The enemies should know that it is the era of the great Marshal Kim Jong Un, leader of the most powerful country and invincible great Paektusan nation."

The CPRK further said: "The puppet group of south Korea, taken aback by the toughest steps taken by the DPRK to defend its dignity and sovereignty, is letting loose absurd remarks. Those concerned of the puppet regime including Chongwadae, experts and conservative media have remarked that the north will not provoke an all-out war even though it ratchets up threats.

"They are describing those steps as ´brinkmanship tactics´, saying that study into the inside of the north shows that the people are leading a peaceful life as usual. They are also calling those steps an ´extreme psychological warfare´ and ´sort of propaganda´."

North Korea said that its comment to their rhetoric about "psychological warfare" and "propaganda" is that they are free to think at their will but "should not belatedly regret having done such a thing".

"Now south Koreans buy out food and daily necessities out of extreme war-phobia, making volumes of sale soar. Several countries are taking measures to provide shelter or evacuate their people residing in south Korea, and foreign students, businessmen and institutions are thrown into chaos, trying to find their way out of south Korea.

"The puppet group of south Korea is resorting to smear propaganda campaign to seek its comfort by forcing others into death like itself. The arrows indicating the merciless retaliatory strikes have already been drawn directing at the U.S. mainland, U.S. military bases in the Pacific and all other bases where the U.S. imperialist aggression forces station," said North Korea.

"The powerful strike means of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK have been put in their places and the coordinates of targets put into the warheads. Just pressing the button will be enough to turn the strongholds of the enemies into the sea of fire," the CPRK said in its bulletin as carried by North Koreas official news agency Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

"However, the south Korean regime is talking about ´psychological warfare´ and ´propaganda campaign´. This is a despicable act which can be done only by imbeciles and fools unaware of what an all-out action declared by the DPRK is like and what consequences their acts will entail."

"As for their talk about peaceful activities in the north, it is the fixed will of the army and people of the DPRK to carry on production and construction till midnight today and have children taught at schools even though a war might break out tomorrow," said North Korea.

South Korea on Wednesday said North Korea might launch a medium-range missile ´at any time´.

South Korea said North Korea has moved a mid-range Musudan ballistic missile to its east coast.

Speaking to a Parliamentary meeting, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se said: "According to intelligence obtained by our side and the U.S., the possibility of a missile launch by North Korea is very high."

He said North Korea could launch the missile ´at any time from now´.

Yun said the Musudan missile ´has a range of 3,500 kilometers´.

Escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea on Tuesday asked foreigners living in South Korea to make evacuation plans.

"We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war," said KCNA, citing Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.

North Korea last Friday asked Britain, Russia and other European nations to evacuate diplomatic staff as it could not assure the safety of embassies in Pyongyang city after Apr 10.

Reacting to Americas use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military drills, North Korea last month threatened to attack the United States military bases in South Korea and Pacific and put its rocket units on standby.

During a meeting with top generals, North Koreas supreme leader Kim Jong Un signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets of the KPA (Korean Peoples Army), ordering them to be standby for fire so that they may strike any time the U.S. mainland, its military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea.

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