Korean Peninsula tensions - Pyongyang threatens to rain shells on Seoul

Added On March 27, 2016

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has threatened to fire long-range artillery at Seoul unless South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologizes and punishes those who planned striking the North leadership.
According to the official KCNA news agency, Pyongyang on Saturday issued the warning in an ultimatum sent to South Korean President Park by the artillery force of the Korean People's Army, or KPA.
The ultimatum urged Park to offer "an official apology" to all Korean people for "dare attempts to slander and do harm" to top leader Kim Jong Un.
It also asked Park and her administration to punish those who designed the operation for striking the DPRK leadership.
The military threatened in the ultimatum that if the Park administration did not respond to the warning, the artillery force would "move over to merciless military action."
Pyongyang has in recent days repeatedly threatened to launch strikes at Cheong Wa Dae and other government offices in Seoul with artillery and rockets as tensions continue to escalate on the Korean Peninsula.