North Korea warns ‘war comes without an advertisement,’ putting South Korea on high alert
PHOTO: North Korean soldiers rally to mark second anniversary of former leader Kim Jong-Il's death pic.twitter.com/S0cNFuMRXp
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Troops gathered in North Korea’s capitol of Pyongyang Monday to swear loyalty and their lifes to leader Kim Jong Un on the eve of the second anniversary of his father’s death, AFP reports.
At the rally, Vice Marshall Choe Ryong Hae asking troops to stay vigilant and warned that “a war comes without an advertisement.”
The unpredictability of North Korea’s next move has prompted South Korean President Park Guen Hye, The New York Times reports, to order the country’s military and police on high alert, in case North Korea attempts “armed provocations.”
The rally comes days after the execution of the leader’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, who was believed to be the second most-powerful person in the country. The state media has also reportedly purged all references to Jang from their entire Web archive.
Reuters has video of the rally from Pyongyang: