South Korea has revealed it plans to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s president.
South Korea’s defense minister this week revealed that the country will do so if it feels threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons.
Han Min-koo, South Korean defense minister, when asked in parliament on Wednesday if there was a special forces unit already assembled that could eliminate, Kim Jong Un, said: “Yes, we do have such a plan.”
“South Korea has a general idea and plan to use precision missile capabilities to target the enemy’s facilities in major areas as well as eliminating the enemy’s leadership.”
Daniel Pinkston of Troy University is of the opinion that “A president would want to have the option.”
According to him,”…not presenting that to the president, not training for it and having that capability would be a mistake.”
In 2014, North Korea had threatened to hit the White House and Pentagon with nuclear weapons.
North Korean official, Gen. Hwang Pyong-So had said:
“…imperialists threaten our sovereignty and survival.”
“Our troops will fire our nuclear-armed rockets at the White House and the Pentagon — the sources of all evil.”
North Korea has a history of using creative language to express loathing for its enemies. Here are some of the regime’s more colorful threats against the West.
South Korea May Assassinate Kim Jong Un
South Korea has intensified its rhetoric against the leadership of North Korea since Pyongyang claimed a successful test of a nuclear warhead on September 9.
This week, North Korea tested a new type of high powered rocket engine, the type that could be used for an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The defense ministry had said it is planning for the worst case scenario and assumed North Korea was ready to conduct a sixth nuclear test.
Earlier this month, Leem Ho Young, Chief Director of Strategic Planning at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described a new system called the Korea Massive Punishment & Retaliation (KMPR) just hours after North Korea claimed it had tested a nuclear warhead.
South Korea May Assassinate Kim If Threatened
It would involve missile attacks, exclusive special warfare units and an ability to strike North Korea’s leadership if South Korea feels threatened by nuclear attack.
Meanwhile, North Korea accused the United States of pushing the peninsula to the brink of war.
This week it flew two US B-1B bombers close to the DMZ or demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea.