South Korea has plan to assassinate Kim, says defense minister

(From Korea Times)

South Korea is “considering launching a special forces unit to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un,” Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Wednesday.

North Korean leader Kim Jung Un supervises a demonstration of a new rocket engine for the geo-stationary satellite at the Sohae Space Center n this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jung-un supervises the demonstration of a new rocket engine for the geo-stationary satellite at the Sohae Space Center in this undated photo. KCNA via REUTERS

He made the comment during a parliamentary meeting in Seoul after Rep. Kim Sung-chan of the ruling Saenuri Party asked him about rumors of the plan.

He said the unit will “take action” if the North shows clear signs of attacking South Korea. This is part of the “Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation” plan (KMPR), a military response announced after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test on Sept. 9, Han said.

The KMPR targets North Korean leadership, including its military headquarters, with a preemptive strike that includes teams of highly trained commandos and simultaneous missile attacks capable of precision strikes, if North prepares for a nuclear attack on the South. Read More



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