Seoul’s defence minister Han Min-Koo says military chiefs are “considering launching a special forces unit to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.” Elite special forces will “take action” if the Stalinist regime shows makes moves to attack South Korea.
The operation would be part of ‘Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation’ plan (KMPR), which was announced after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test earlier this month, Han added during a parliamentary meeting in Seoul.
South Korea will launch precision missile attacks and deploy commandos should the regime in Pyongyang use one of its nukes, reports Korea Times.
HAN ADDED: “IF IT BECOMES CLEAR THE ENEMY IS MOVING TO ATTACK THE SOUTH WITH NUCLEAR MISSILES, IN ORDER TO SUPPRESS ITS AIMS, THE CONCEPT [OF THE SPECIAL FORCES] IS TO DESTROY KEY FIGURES AND AREAS THAT INCLUDE THE NORTH KOREAN LEADERSHIP,” HAN TOLD LAWMAKERS.
The strike would also be backed up by Seoul’s missile defence system and a pre-emptive attack system operated by the US called ‘Kill Chain’.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday warned North Korea poses a “substantially more serious” threat after its recent missile and nuclear tests.