|South Korea has measures in place to reduce Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, "to ashes" if Kim Jong-un's regime shows any signs that it is planning to carry out a nuclear attack. "Every Pyongyang district, particularly where the North Korean leadership is possibly hidden, will be completely destroyed by ballistic missiles and high-explosive shells as soon as the North shows any signs of using a nuclear weapon", a source in the South Korean military told the Yonhap news agency.|
"In other words, the North's capital city will be reduced to ashes and removed from the map". Tensions are once again high on the Korean Peninsula, two days after North Korea carried out its fifth underground nuclear test.
|South Korea intends to use domestically produced surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, the most advanced of which - the Hyunmoo 3 - has a range of more than 600 miles.|
The South Korean military is developing another version of the missile, with greater range and payload.