April 13, 2024

‘Mercilessly bury’ North Korea if it attacks, ROK defense chief orders sailors

Shin Won-shik says he hopes new Cheonan frigate, if provoked, will ‘avenge’ those killed when DPRK sank namesake ship

South Korea’s defense chief ordered navy sailors to “mercilessly bury” North Korean adversaries at sea in the event of another attack, addressing the crew of a new frigate named for a ship sunk by the DPRK.

Shin Won-shik made the remarks on Tuesday aboard the newly commissioned ROKS Cheonan (FFG-II), which the ROK navy deployed to patrol the inter-Korean maritime border earlier this month.

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