Press Esc to close
Friday 29 May 2015
News updated at 7:52 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 22.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

North Korea threatens to 'blow up' Seoul

Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti)

North Korea has reportedly threatened military action against South Korea unless Seoul apologises for ''insulting'' the centenary celebrations of Pyongyang's late founding leader Kim Il-sung.

Pyongyang said it will wage a "sacred war to wipe out the group of the Lee Myung-bak group of traitors" and "blow up everything" in Seoul, in a series of statements carried by the official KCNA news agency.

The threats follow comments by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak last week that North Korea's failed rocket launch cost Pyongyang about $850 million, and that it could have spent the money towards buying 2.5 million tonnes of corn, the Korea Times reported.

North Korea has suffered from acute food shortage since a famine in the 1990s.

South Korea also said a further $350 million went towards "propaganda purposes" and renovating a landmark hotel for the centenary festivities, the equivalent of feeding North Korea's 24 million people for 100 days.

Pyongyang said the rocket would put an earth observation satellite into orbit, but the US said it was cover for a missile technology test.

The UN Security Council condemned the launch and ordered fresh sanctions.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Devotees arrive at Sangam to take holy bath in Ganga River

Devotees arrive at Sangam to take holy bath in Ganga River

Students celebrate their success after the announcement of CBSE class 10th results...

Students celebrate their success after the announcement of CBSE class 10th results...

Monkeys drink water from a tap on a hot day...

Monkeys drink water from a tap on a hot day...

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan...

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Throne...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Throne...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Pramoda Devi Wadiyar....

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Pramoda Devi Wadiyar....

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Chariot...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Chariot...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar perform a Yagna during....

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar perform a Yagna during....

Relatives of Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar ...

Relatives of Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar ...

Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore on Wednesday....

Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore on Wednesday....

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523