Charlotte Meredith @ The Daily Express:
NORTH Korea has completed preparations for a mid-range missile launch tomorrow from its east coast, officials in Seoul have revealed – just hours after foreigners living in South Korea were warned to quit the country.
North Korea has raised tensions with warning foreigners to leave the South
The worrying warning came as speculation heightened that North Korea is planning to pull its ambassador out of the UK after a shipping container was pictured outside the London embassy.
Boxes were seen being loaded onto a large lorry parked outside the pariah state’s embassy – an ordinary home in Ealing, west London.Seoul revealed today that foreign nationals in South Korea were told by the North to evacuate in case of a “merciless” war.
“We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war,” said the KCNA news agency, citing its Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.
“The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermo-nuclear war,” said the statement.
“Once a war is ignited on the peninsula, it will be an all-out war, a merciless, sacred, retaliatory war waged by the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea),” it went on to say.
The remarks come as the communist country has repeatedly said it will turn Seoul and Washington into a “sea of fire” and launch pre-emptive nuclear attacks against its enemies at any time.
Vasudevan Sridharan @ International Business Times:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said his country has “gone nuclear” and ordered officials to “speedily” launch five more reactors.
Ahmadinejad was speaking at a ceremony to mark Nuclear Technology Day, as well as launch two uranium mines and a yellow cake production plant in the city of Yazd.
The controversial president once again made clear that Iran has every right to pursue its nuclear programme, even though the western powers believe it is a covert mission to produce atomic weapons.
In a veiled remark to the US, Ahmadinejad said Iran has already become a “nuclear country” and nobody is entitled to deny this status, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency.
It has also been revealed that the new yellow cake (uranium oxide) plant will have an annual production capacity of 60 tonnes.
Is the 10th some anniversary?
I know the 15th is.
One thing about this new NK leader that differs from his daddy and gramps: he has painted himself into a corner.
They always kept an exit strategy open.
One thing about his NK people: presently they are so desperately suffering that this time I think they are welcoming a fight just to die and end their pain.