North Korea: We're Ready to Use Nukes in 'Holy War'

Armed forces minister issues new threat
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2010 4:58 AM CST
Updated Dec 23, 2010 7:35 AM CST
South Korean Army's Multiple rocket launchers fire live rounds during the largest joint air and ground military exercises of the year 20 miles from the Koreas' heavily fortified border yesterday.   (AP Photo/ Nam Kang-ho, Newsis)

(Newser) – North Korea is ready to use nuclear weapons in its "holy war" against South Korea, warned Pyongyang's minister of armed forces today. Minister Kim Yong-chun repeated North Korea's earlier charges that military drills in the South were the beginnings of a planned assault on his nation, reports Reuters. He made his comments at a rally to mark leader Kim Jong-Il's rise to the top 19 years ago.

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