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North Korea 'special action' threat

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 01:43

April 23 - North Korean state media warns of 'special action' against South Korea's government, but gives no specific detail. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL North Korea's state broadcaster KRT delivers a threat of what it called 'special action' against the South. The announcement gave no specific details but the language was uncompromising. SOUNDBITE: KRT NEWS READER SAYING (Korean): "Once our revolutionary forces' special action is taken, all the rat parties and provokers will be burned to the ground in three or four minutes, or in even less time with our own unique methods which haven't been witnessed." The broadcaster on Sunday showed footage of North Korean soldiers during military training, although it was unclear when or where the video was filmed. The troops were shown vowing to kill South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. They were also shown firing at and stabbing targets named Lee. South Korea's unification ministry said the hostility was worrying. SOUNDBITE: SOUTH KOREA'S UNIFICATION MINISTRY SPOKESMAN KIM HYUNG-SUK SAYING (Korean): "The government is deeply concerned that North Korea has been strengthening its threats and denunciation against the South and raising tensions by worsening inter-Korea relations." The North has been stepping up its campaign against Lee since his criticism of its recent failed rocket launch. It's also looking increasingly likely that Pyongyang will go ahead with another nuclear test. Paul Chapman, Reuters

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North Korea 'special action' threat

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 01:43