North Korean leader warns of nuclear disaster, threatens US
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the Korean peninsula will be engulfed by ”massive nuclear disaster” if war breaks out there again, warning the US it will not be safe in the event of a conflict.
”If the war breaks out again in this land, it will bring about a massive nuclear disaster and the US will never be safe,” Kim said in his New Year message, broadcast on state television.
”We are faced with a dangerous situation in which a small, accidental military clash can lead to an all-out war.”
Mr Kim added he would not beg for peace and vowed to protect the impoverished but nuclear-armed North with strong self-defence measures against enemies. &lt;iframe id=”dcAd-1-4″ src=”http://ad-apac.doubleclick.net/N6411/adi/onl.smh.news/world;cat=world;ctype=article;pos=3;sz=300×250;tile=4;ord=1647567.0?” width=’300′ height=’250′ scrolling=”no” marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ allowtransparency=”true” frameborder=”0″&gt; &lt;/iframe&gt;
The young leader also hailed the recent execution of his powerful uncle as a ”resolute action”, labelling Jang Song-thaek ”scum”.