On Army anniversary, North Korea’s threat to destroy US

United States and South Korea launched annual joint drills in late February.

Updated: Apr 24, 2011, 14:50 PM IST

Seoul: North Korea has again threatened to destroy the United States and South Korea. The communist North issued its latest war rhetoric on the eve of its Army`s anniversary.

The official Korean Central News Agency says that People`s Armed Forces Minster Kim Yong Chun issued the warning on Sunday in a Pyongyang national meeting ahead of the Army`s founding anniversary.

KCNA cites Kim as saying the North`s military knows no mercy and will "wipe out" the allies if they ignite a war.

The United States and South Korea launched annual joint drills in late February. Seoul`s Defence Ministry says some part of the training are still under way.

North Korea has repeatedly threatened war over the drills, which it views as an attack preparation.

Bureau Report