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DPRK leader signs order of battle against possible attacks by South Korea, U.S.

(Xinhua)

08:27, August 27, 2012

Photo released by KCNA news agency on Aug. 26, 2012 shows top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un delivering a speech during a banquet celebrating the 52nd anniversary of "The August 25", which commemorates the late leader Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun (military first) revolutionary leadership. (Xinhua/KCNA)

PYONGYANG, Aug. 26 (Xinhua)-- Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has signed an order of battle to counter possible attacks by South Korea and the United States, the official news agency KCNA said Sunday.

Seoul and Washington are staging large-scale war drills targeting the DPRK, Kim said Saturday during a speech marking the 52nd anniversary of the start of the "military-first revolutionary leadership" of his late father Kim Jong Il.

"If the enemies fire even a single shell on our inviolable territory and territorial waters, the Korean People's Army (KPA) should deal prompt deadly blows at them and make an all-out counter-offensive to achieve national reunification," Kim was quoted as saying.

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