North Korea: “Not much left”

As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol, Radio Australia quoted North Korean newsagency KCNA on March 30.

According to KCNA (March 29), North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told an operation meeting that if the U.S. imperialists

make a reckless provocation with huge strategic forces, the KPA should mercilessly strike the U.S. mainland, their stronghold, their military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in south Korea.

But in that particular KCNA article online (there were several more articles on March 29 which may be different), no specific mention seems to be made of a state of war.

They’ve got not much left in their bluff cabinet, former Australian ambassador to South Korea, Mack Williams, told Australian broadcaster ABC (second video there).

If there should be all-out war will, of course, depend on South Korea (“military provocation”), according to KCNA as quoted by Radio Australia.

Sino-NK, focused on North Korea and its relations with China, is no news website, but will probably post observations and analysis some time this week.

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Update/Related

» 朝鲜劳动党进行高层人事改组, BBC, April 1, 2013
» CC plenary meeting, NK Leadership Watch, March 31, 2013

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2 Comments to “North Korea: “Not much left””

  1. The Lankov article on SinoNK is tremendous. Obviously the folk above the DMZ are not internationalists, and that should be some Beijing should keep in mind. If push came to shove, NK is just as likely to redirect its missiles towards Beijing. Ingrates.

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  2. Obviously the folk above the DMZ are not internationalists, and that should be some Beijing should keep in mind.

    Yeah, maybe they should! But if a number of news reports of today are correct, a party academic in Beijing is currently paying a – yet to be specified – price for being a good internationalist.

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