From Chosun Ilbo:
North Korea on Thursday ratcheted up the rhetoric ahead of annual South Korea-U.S. joint military exercises, warning it “can no more assure the safety of South Korean passenger flights over our territory, especially those passing over the East Sea” during the drill on March 9-20.
A South Korean official said it was the first time that the North has threatened the safety of private passenger planes, adding the government is taking the situation “seriously.”
How is this even vaguely productive for North Korea? It only serves to antagonise South Korea and the USA – and if anyone else was making those sort of threats, they’d win an all-expenses-paid vacation to the south coast of Cuba.
Shame it’s so hard to arrest a head of state (even one with a warrant on his head).