N.Korea in Uproar Over 'Insult' to Leaders

      March 05, 2012 12:57

      North Korea is in a tizzy about a South Korean army unit in Incheon that reportedly scrawled threatening slogans on portraits of new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his father Kim Jong-il.

      The North Korean Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday said, "The group of traitors led by Lee Myung-bak [the customary term for the South Korean government] is in a last-ditch fight to prolong its life amid signs of progress in dialogue between the U.S. and" the North.


      North Korean Central TV on Saturday aired footage of soldiers shooting at banners with slogans, "Let's beat up traitor Lee Myung-bak and South Korean military jingoists!" Some 150,000 people gathered in the Kim Il-sung Square on Sunday to protest against the South, the largest crowed since the funeral of late leader Kim Jong-il.

      The Supreme Command of the North Korean People's Army in a statement on Friday threatened "a sacred war to bury the traitors in this land." And the official KCNA news agency urged 1.7 million young students nationwide to join or return to the military from Friday to Saturday.

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