Pyongyang issues protection order for Kim statues

Kim Jong Il statuesIn an article published on 27th March, North Korea’s state mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said, “We will certainly punish those who tarnish our highest dignity”, with ‘highest dignity’ referring to the statues and artefacts of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.

The piece continued, “The puppet military gangsters are planning to send surgical strikes to the symbols of our highest dignity – statues and artefacts of our Immortal Life and Immortal Praise (Kim Il-sung).” Compiled by the Peaceful Reunification of the Homeland Committee in Pyongyang on 26th March, the statement alludes to a 25th March report by South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo.

This latest statement by Pyongyang confirms the earlier report by New Focus: the ‘Grade 1′ War-Readiness alert is termed as such because it is a protection order for Kim statues and artefacts.