North Korea envoy warns South Korea of "final destruction"

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 - 13:01


Pyongyang warned South Korea faces "final destruction" if Seoul and its allies continue to push for tougher UN resolutions against North Korea's nuclear programme.


North Korean envoy Jon Yong told a session of the UN Conference on Disarmament that 'a newborn puppy knows no fear of a tiger.


He insisted that South Korea's erratic behaviour could only herald its final destruction.


North and South Korea traditionally trade barbs at the UN forum -- which meets regularly in Geneva and focuses on a raft of global arms-control issues.