Kim Jong-Un orders military to boost its combat readiness

25 December 2013 14:34
(QHA) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged the country’s military to bolster its combat readiness, saying a war could break out "without any prior notice”, state media reported today, according to VOA. The call comes at a time of heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula following the execution of Kim’s uncle and former mentor in an unusually public purge. Kim visited the Command of Large Combined Unit 526 on Christmas Eve, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said. "He instructed the unit to put utmost spurs on rounding off its combat readiness... always bearing in mind that a war breaks out without any prior notice," it said. As reported, there are growing concerns over the regime’s stability after the execution of Jang Song-Thaek, a senior leader who was also the uncle and former political mentor of the younger leader.