N Korea threatens S Korea warships
North Korea threatened Wednesday to launch an attack on South Korean warships
N Korea threatens to strike S Korea warships near sea border
North Korea threatened Wednesday to launch an attack on South Korean warships without warning if there was even a “trifling” provocation near their disputed Yellow Sea border. A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots Tuesday after three North Korean patrol boats crossed the sea boundary. On Wednesday the North’s military accused South Korea of “an intentional grave provocation” at a time when North Korean vessels had been chasing Chinese boats fishing illegally in the area.
In future South Korean naval vessels near the border would be the target of “precision” strikes without warning if they were involved in “any trifling provocations”, it said in a statement on the official KCNA news agency.
“We are willing to go for a showdown right now if the puppet rogue is desperate to stand face-to-face with us,” it said, AFP reports.
It is not uncommon for North Korean patrol boats and fishing boats to cross the sea border into the South.
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