Last UPDATE on 1st April:
List of links further down.
Subject is to be continued.
According to Japanese NHK-TV evening news, North Korea should have declared the state of war between North and South Korea. Furthermore, the North has threatened to close the Gaeseong industrial complex near the border to South Korea. That industrial zone was once established to improve economic cooperation between both countries and has granted the impoverished North access to $2 billion in trade per year. Similar news are being distributed by Al-Jazeera, English service, and have been confirmed by South Korean ARIRANG TV evening news.
An earlier report from Reuters press agency said Seoul and its ally the United States were playing down the statement as "tough talk".
It seems the situation escalated when U.S. air force applied stealth bombers in the frame of joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises.
Exposing North Korea's plannings to hit U.S. territory.
Armament of the People's Army made known for the first time.
On [March] 29 North Korea's official media jointly released two photos from that day's military emergency meeting. The background of these photos includes what seems to be the blueprint of a map for warfare plannings to hit U.S. territory. That blueprint contains a tag noting some specific military arms data and has aroused interest on the part of South Korea. Some South Korean military officials are guessing, North Korean media carelessly caused the leakage of a secret. However, other people consider the North acted deliberately with the intention of warning America.
[Source: mil.sohu on March 31, 2013]
However, one of the photos allegedly showing Kim Jong Un's "warfare plannings" has been interpreted in a different way by China's XinHua Network on March 31. According to their report, such warfare planning scenario should be regarded as a simple computer game with rather private than political background:
North Korea's guided missiles "taking aim"
at the doomed masses of Texas.
The [related] picture displays Kim Jong Un after having used an iMac computer made by Apple. As a local resident indicates, Kim Jong Un is a " top level Guofen " (i.e. fan of Apple products) and was planning to carry out a nuclear attack on ([Apple's] competitor), the computer tycoon Dell, a company located in Texas.
[Source: XinHua Network, Beijing, on March 31, 2013]
For further information on Kim Jong Un refer to a related blogspot recently visited from different countries.
North Korea's nuclear weapons are unlikely to be used in exchange for U.S. Dollars.
On March 31, the Central Committee of North Korea's Workers' Party held its plenary meeting where it decided the [new political] line of carrying out economic construction and building up "power of nuclear arms" side by side. The plenary meeting's news bulletin says: North Korea's "nuclear weapons" will not be subject to exchange for U.S.$ goods. As long as imperialism and nuclear threat exist on earth, North Korea will under no circumstances abandon [its] nuclear power.
[Source: XinHua Network on 1st April, 2013]
Arirang TV, Seoul, in their press review on 1st April quoted Kim Jong Un telling his people: "Don't give South Korea and U.S. reason to retaliate." Another report from Seoul comments on the South Korean government placing new diplomats in Beijing and Tokyo which might help to strengthen relations between all countries directly involved in the actual crisis triggered off by North Korea. [Source: Arirang TV, Seoul, on 1st April, 2013]
Even Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe, a decided nationalist politician and who was only recently fuelling the island dispute between Japan and China, is now considering China as an essential partner in finding a suitable solution for the North Korean issue. His comment that favoured a summary response towards Pyongyang rather than a series of single reactions on subsequent North Korean provocations was published the day before on March 31.
North Korea - Politics of the Kim Family
A list of links to other blogspots of mine
that are dealing with the N. Korean issue:
Kim Jong-Un: Change of Politics ?
Kim Jong-Un: Recent Missile Launch.
Kim Il-Sung: Reminding a National Hero.
Kim Jong-Il: Zombie Leader Passed Away.
Distribution of localized Canadian and U.S. visitors to "blueprint news" coming between March 8 and 1st April, 2013:
A visitor to "blueprint news" coming from the political center of Rome near Palazzo Quirinale on the first day of annual Easter celebrations: