DPRK's Kim orders frontline army to enter state of war
Updated: 2015-08-21 09:08
Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un (C) visits the Kumsusan Palace of Sun on July 27, 2015. [Photo/KCNA]
PYONGYANG - The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's frontline combined forces to enter state of war from 5 pm (0830 GMT) Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported early Friday.
Kim made the order at an emergency enlarged meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said the report.
He ordered the forces to be well armed to cope with any possible operations at any time. Kim also gave the order that the frontline area enter quasi state of war from 5 pm Friday.
During the emergency meeting, political and military countermeasures aimed to smash the enemy's war provocations were discussed while the military's combat plan of the frontline command was approved, according to the KCNA.
Commanding officers for the area's military operations have been dispatched to the frontline in order to counter the reactions from the enemy in case of operations to destroy the facilities for psychological warfare toward the north if the propaganda broadcasts are not suspended within 48 hours, it said.