‘N Korea calls S Korea President `chieftain of evils`

Most of the impoverished North`s finances are used to develop its programs to build weapons of mass destruction.

Seoul: North Korea has called South Korea`s president a "pro-U.S. fascist maniac" and a "chieftain of evils" because he placed his troops on high alert after leader Kim Jong Il`s death.

The North`s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said Wednesday that the North Korean army would force South Korea to pay a price for the action.

North Korea has regularly blasted South Korean President Lee Myung-bak since he ended a no-strings-attached aid policy toward the impoverished North after taking office in 2008.

It also criticizes Lee`s government for barring all South Koreans, except for two private delegations, from visiting to pay respects after Kim`s death.

The statement was carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Bureau Report