North Korea: Pyongyang threatens attacks on South Korean media
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||4 June 2012|
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June 04, 2012
North Korea has threatened to blow up the offices of South Korean media outlets following critical coverage of a mass children's event in Pyongyang.
The General Staff of the Korean People's Army said it had aimed rockets at the specific coordinates of several firms' offices in the South Korean capital, Seoul.
In a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, the military accused South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak of inciting the coverage and called on him to apologize to avert an attack.
The military accused the media outlets of "monstrous mud-slinging" over their coverage of an event which brought 20,000 schoolchildren to Pyongyang to mark the 66th anniversary of the Korean Children's Union.
Based on reporting by AFP and AP