North Korea calls ROK defense minister’s comments ‘prelude’ to war | NK News
June 23, 2024

North Korea calls ROK defense minister’s comments ‘prelude’ to war

‘Typical rhetoric’ out of Pyongyang reflects efforts to maximize gains from current tensions, expert says

North Korean state media condemned South Korean defense minister Shin Won-sik’s remarks on eliminating enemy leadership as a “psychological prelude” to a physical conflict, a threat one expert described as “typical.”

Monday’s edition of North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun responded to comments Shin made while visiting the ROK Air Force’s 17th Fighter Wing on Jan. 24, where he told jet pilots and operative personnel to bring an end to the regime if North Korea initiates a war against the South. 

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