NKorea to take military measures against SKorea

June 29, 2011 - 3:29 AM
South Korea Koreas Tension

A group of South Korean government officials and businessmen leaves for North Korea's Diamond mountain at the inter-Korean immigration office in Goseong, South Korea, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. North Korea has threatened to launch a

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military is vowing to retaliate for signs posted at South Korean army units that the North says slanders its leader Kim Jong Il.

The Korean People's Army issued the warning Wednesday. It says unspecified military measures will continue "mercilessly" until South Korea apologizes and removes the signs.

South Korea's Defense Ministry confirmed Wednesday that some of its front-line army units have set up signs criticizing North Korea and the Kim dynasty in the wake of two deadly attacks blamed on North Korea last year.

An unidentified North Korean government spokesman threatened earlier Wednesday to launch a "sacred war" against South Korea over the signs.