NKorea warns US commander in SKorea over drills
A South Korean army soldier patrols inside the barbed-wire fence at Imjingak in Paju near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. North Korea is upgrading one of its two major missile launch sites, apparently to handle much bigger rockets, and some design features suggest it is getting help from Iran, a U.S. research institute said last Thursday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 12:00 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea warned the top American commander in South Korea on Saturday of "miserable destruction" if the U.S. military presses ahead with routine joint drills with South Korea set to begin next month.
Pak Rim Su, chief of North Korea's military delegation to the truce village of Panmunjom inside the Demilitarized Zone, sent the warning Saturday morning to Gen. James Thurman, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said, in a rare direct message to the U.S. commander.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013 12:00 am.