North Korea has plutonium ready for up to five nuclear bombs, reports claim
Pyongyang threatens to destroy new South Korean government as reports emerge of North Korean nuclear bomb capacity
North Korea today threatened to *"shatter" the conservative South Korean government in Seoul, as reports emerged that Pyongyang claims to have weaponized enough plutonium stocks to produce four or five nuclear bombs.
Relations across the heavily fortified border have turned frosty since South Korea's president, Lee Myung-bak, came to office last year promising to get tough on his communist neighbour after a decade of attempts by liberal governments to engage with Pyongyang. In December, North Korea closed border crossings and accused Seoul of plotting to assassinate the North's leader, Kim Jong-il.
But today's rare statement from the Korean People's Army – read on television by a uniformed officer – is likely to further raise tensions on the divided peninsula.
"Now that traitor Lee Myung-bak and his group opted for confrontation, denying national reconciliation and cooperation, backed by foreign forces, our revolutionary armed forces are compelled to take an all-out confrontational posture to shatter them," the statement said.
And the world crises test mount for the Messiah for when he takes office. And we are not starting out with the little ones. I wonder how he is going to defuse this one?