South Korea 'Blackout Bombs' Can Take Down Pyongyang Without Firing a Shot

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News of the hack is likely to further fuel tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, as leaders of the two countries have been exchanging insults over Pyongyang's recent missile tests.

The official said that if North Korea resumes operations at the park, it would violate inter-Korean agreements banning random naturalization of Seoul firms' assets.

U.S. B-1 bomber, center, flies over Osan Air Base with USA jets in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

A US submarine with the capability of firing Tomahawk cruise missiles also made a port call in the South Korean city of Chinhae on Saturday, the Navy said.

The U.S. flew the two B-1B Lancer bombers over the peninsula along with South Korean F-15k fighter planes and additional fighters from Japan, which the U.S. military said was the first such nighttime maneuver conducted by the three countries together. In August, Pyongyang threatened to shoot intermediate range missiles towards the vicinity of Guam, a target frequently subjected to sabre-rattling from the North.

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Rhee, who belongs to the ruling Democratic Party and sits on the Defense Committee, told CNN on Tuesday that he received information about the alleged hacking from the Defense Ministry.

His predecessor, Barack Obama, visited Observation Post Ouellette in 2012, peering into North Korea through bulletproof glass and a pair of binoculars.

The Ministry of defense of South Korea has so far refused to comment on these reports.

Last week, North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency carried a statement criticising Fallon for a separate "reckless remark" disparaging Pyongyang's nuclear development.

Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country's defence ministry.

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China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, has consistently urged Washington and Pyongyang to lower their rhetoric and return to the negotiating table.

"The UK would be part of a united global coalition" in the fight against North Korea, a Royal Navy source told the Mail. "This positive process is worth a try", the paper said.

"A full-blown war on the Korean Peninsula will be horrific by any stretch of the imagination".

Manning said the U.S. will remain "postured" to deal with any North Korean threat.

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