A high-ranking military official inside North Korea’s communist regime was reportedly executed this week for “taking bribes,” with some inside the hermit kingdom saying he was “fed to dogs” following his sudden assassination.
According to Fox News, Hwang Pyong-so, a Vice Marshall in Kim’s million-man military, has been missing since mid-October; raising many questions over the fate of the highest-ranking soldier in the North Korean army.
South Korean news reported the Marshall’s disappearance months ago, with many speculating his fate after he was expelled from Kim’s General Politico Bureau and reportedly “punished” for bribery and multiple acts of “impure attitude.”
“If Hwang was indeed kicked out of the Workers’ Party, it would practically mean the end of his political career, and possibly his life, though it is unknown whether or not he is still alive,” South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo reported.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un shocked the world earlier this month, when he successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the east coast of the United States.
In response, President Donald Trump warned the United States was prepared to “deal” with Kim’s nuclear threat, adding all options are on the table.
ON THE BRINK: Kim Warns US of 'Greatest Pain' in American History
The North Korean regime issued a stark warning to the United States over the weekend, saying the US would face the “greatest pain and suffering” in American history should the United Nations pass new sanctions against the communist nation, reports Bloomberg.
Kim Jong Un’s regime issued the threat through the North Korean state-run news agency, saying the despot was “closely following the moves of the U.S. with vigilance” as the United States pushes for harsh UN sanctions in the wake of Kim’s sixth nuclear test.
“In case the U.S. eventually does rig up the illegal and unlawful ‘resolution’ on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the U.S. pays a due price,” said a government official.
“The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the U.S. the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history,” the spokesperson added.
The threat comes as the United States and allies push the UN Security Council to impose strict sanctions on the regime, including a harsh crackdown on oil imports as well as North Korean products exported to China and other trading partners.
The sanctions would be a direct response to Kim Jong Un’s continued nuclear weapons tests as well as his expanding missile program. Late last month, the despot launched a medium-range ballistic missile over Japanese territory; the first time North Korea had fired a rocket over the sovereign airspace of another country.
WORLD ON EDGE: Hawaii Preps for WAR as Kim Threatens Launch
The United States and Japan are preparing for another North Korean missile launch within the “next few days” as Hawaii tests an emergency warning system for a nuclear attack; just days after a defector made a mad dash across the DMZ into South Korea.
Japanese media is reporting North Dictator Kim Jong Un is prepared to launch a medium-range, ballistic missile, possibly over Japanese territory for the third time this year.
One official said, “There is a possibility of missile launches in the next few days.”
Kim’s move comes as Hawaii launches an early warning system throughout the state, aimed to notify residents and tourists of an impending missile strike from the communist nation.
According to local news, Hawaii is “reinstating” its nuclear alarm system not utilized since the height of America’s Cold War with the former Soviet Union. The warning siren, administered by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, alerts citizens to “get inside, stay inside, and stay tuned.”
“When [HI-EMA] started this campaign there were concerns we would scare the public. What we are putting out is information based on the best science that we have on what would happen if that weapon hit Honolulu or the assumed targets,” said HI-EMA Administrator.
Military experts say a North Korean nuclear missile would take approximately fifteen minutes from launch to reach Hawaii, and urge residents to have a “designated place” for shelter as evacuation would be nearly impossible.