The war of words between the two Koreas is intensifying
North Korea threatened to wipe out the South Korean government Tuesday a day after a South Korean official said the North "must disappear soon."
South Korea's Defense Ministry Spokesperson Kim Min-seok had made an unsually blunt remark at a press briefing on Monday saying North Korea should not be regarded as a country and should vanish as soon as possible.
In a statement, the North's powerful National Defense Commission accused Kim of speaking for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to inspire an "all-out" inter-Korean confrontation.
It described President Park and South Korean military officials as "the root of evil" and vowed to wipe them out entirely with merciless force.