"Time has come to stage a do-or-die final battle."
"From this moment, the north-south relations will be put at the state of war and all the issues arousing between the north and the south will be dealt with according to the wartime regulations."- Advertisement -
"The state of neither peace nor war has ended on the Korean Peninsula."
"".(T)he Korean people will give vent to the pent-up grudge and realize their cherished desire and thus bring a bright day of national reunification and build the best power on this land without fail."- Advertisement -
White House National Security Council spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden said:
"We've seen reports of a new and unconstructive statement from North Korea. We take these threats seriously and remain in close contact with our South Korean allies."
"But, we would also note that North Korea has a long history of bellicose rhetoric and threats and today's announcement follows that familiar pattern."- Advertisement -
No signs of military activity exist. Kaesong's industrial zone remains open. It's operating normally. South Korean companies run it.