North Korea Thursday threatened to escalate a propaganda war against South Korea into a military one, with Kim Jong Un’s regime telling Seoul it has until Saturday evening to remove speakers blasting anti-Pyongyang messages across the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries.
The warning came shortly after a rare exchange of heavy artillery fire between the countries, rattling nerves in the South during a time of heightened tensions.And there's more:
“The North side threatened to start military action if the South does not stop its anti-Pyongyang psychological broadcasting and remove all the facilities in 48 hours from 5 p.m.,” South Korea's ministry of national defense said, quoting a letter from the North’s general staff department, according to Yonhap News Agency.
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North Korea's leader has ordered its military to be fully ready for war, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says.Kim Jong-un declared a "quasi-state of war" after convening an emergency meeting of the Communist country's military leaders, Yonhap reported North Korean TV as saying.