Pyongyang-based newspaper Rodong Sinmun, which is the official publication for the hermit state’s one-party government, issued a terrifying declaration of war in response to a Japanese military drill. The editorial accused Japan of working with South Korean officials, described as “the worst group of traitors”, as part of a plan to invade the country. It read: “The Japanese reactionaries are mulling using this despicable calculation of the South Korean regime for reinvading the peninsula.

“The DPRK will never pardon those reactionaries to flout the destiny of the nation.” It said the Japanese government’s claim the drill was of a routine and friendly nature as “clumsy rhetoric.” The paper’s editorial, which is scripted by one of crackpot dictator Kim Jong-un’s propaganda team, also claimed the country possessed “powerful, ultra-modern attack means” capable of “blowing up any place of the world.” READ MORE