Wednesday, April 25, 2012

North Korea can defeat U.S. with a 'single blow', military chief warns amid threat of new nuclear missile test

North Korea is armed with ‘powerful modern weapons’ capable of defeating the United States with a ‘single blow’, a military chief warned today.

Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho emphasised the importance of strengthening the military to defend the Communist state against threats it sees from the U.S. and South Korea.

He called his nation a nuclear and military power and praised new leader Kim Jong Un, believed to be in his late 20s, as a ‘military strategist’ who has been giving the army guidance for years.

‘The Korean People's Army is armed with powerful modern weapons ... that can defeat the (U.S.) imperialists at a single blow,’ he told party and military officials, using familiar descriptions of the country's rivals.

The meeting, attended by Kim Jong Un, was held to mark the 80th anniversary of the army's founding. Read More