Kim Jong Un, the infamous dictator from the Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea (DPRK) has stepped on many toes in the international community by continuing his widely criticised nuclear building projects against orders from the United Nations spearheaded by staunch adversaries like the U.S. and Japan.
Image: Kim Jong Un
However, unlike the UN and other world bodies who issued warnings backed up with political and economic sanctions, South Korea has made it public that plans are underway to assassinate Kim, if he dares to mess around down town.
South Korea’s defense minister Han Min-koo made this known in a recent interview, according to a report from Beijing Bulletin.
The dark secret was disclosed by Han, who spoke at the parliament without mincing words when asked about the plans to kill Kim Jong Un.
He said unequivocally without blinking eyebrows: “Yes, we do have such a plan.
“If it becomes clear the enemy is moving to attack the South with nuclear missile, in order to suppress its aims, the concept [of the special forces] is to destroy key figures and areas [that] include the North Korean leadership.”
He explained further: “South Korea has a general idea and plan to use precision missile capabilities to target the enemy’s facilities in major areas as well as eliminating the enemy’s leadership.”
Other reports say it’s a fact that South Korea’s military has indeed assembled a special forces unit to carry out the deadly stealth attack whenever the need arises.
The statement from Han is currently making headlines around the world for the fact that governments don’t make public such high-level security information.
Meanwhile, the defense minister continued in his explanations to the parliament, saying the country will need about half a million active duty soldiers in order the efficiently counteract any possible attack from the North.
Kim Jong Un’s North Korea is said to have 1.2 million such soldiers already.
Following the public spat between the the two countries, there are wide speculations that the comment from South Korea is aimed at provoking Kim for reasons yet unknown.
However, Kim’s government has refused to remain silent over the public statement but their anger is directed towards the UN, probably as Han and his team expected. North Korea’s leadership has therefore queried claims that the United Nations is a peace-loving community, as well as asked why DPRK should remain a member of the international community.
Speaking at the UN General Assembly, South Korean foreign minister Yun Byung-se reportedly said that the country “is totally ridiculing the authority of the General Assembly and the Security Council.”
Image shows Kim Jong Un and his military team.
Nonetheless, as the war of words continue, it’s worthy of note to add that in the recent past, Pyongyang has issued several warnings to South Korea and U.S. The last threat issued few months ago from DPRK says “it has the potential and wouldn’t hesitate to turn the whole of South Korea into ashes”.
The U.S. has proven itself a very strong ally to South Korea while China has also been a silent and “indecisive” ally to the DPRK, probably to soft-pedal the growing tension between Obama and Xi Jingping. All the same, China remains North Korea’s only strong ally in the region, on paper.
A statement that was published on the North Korean state-run official news channel, KCNA said: “If we push the buttons to annihilate the enemies even right now, all bases of provocations will be reduced to seas in flames and ashes in a moment.
“The U.S. is working hard to turn the Korean Peninsula into the theater of a war, not content with slapping its unreasonable ‘sanctions’ against the DPRK over its self-defensive H-bomb test and satellite launch for peaceful purposes.
“If a war breaks out in the peninsula, the U.S. will be held accountable for igniting the war by mobilizing strategic means and war hardware, regardless of who mounted a preemptive attack.”
South Korea’s threat on Kim Jong Un is sure to make matters worse as DPRK continues to increase its nuclear capabilities, and firing missiles off their neighbors’ coasts.