The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Tuesday that its strategic and tactical weapons are ready to be used for preemptive strikes on South Korea and the United States even if any "small movements" were found among U.S.-S.Korean special forces, the official KCNA news agency said Tuesday.
The first target of the attacks would be Chongwadae, South Korea's presidential office, as well as South Korean authorities, said the KCNA, citing a statement issued by the supreme command of the Korean People's Army (KPA).
If the U.S.-S.Korean armed forces continued to make military provocations despite warnings from the DPRK, the KPA would enter the phase of its second round of attacks, which would target U.S. bases in the Asia-Pacific and even U.S. territories, the statement warned.
The DPRK is accusing the United States and South Korea of attempting to bring about a "collapse of the DPRK social system," read the statement.
The U.S.-South Korea OPLAN 5015 war plan reportedly includes preemptive strikes on the DPRK and plans to remove the DPRK's weapons of mass destruction.
The "beheading operation," which targets the "supreme headquarters of the DPRK," means a preemptive strike for "removing in advance the one empowered with the mandate of order" to deter the "use" of the DPRK's nuclear and strategic weapons, the statement said.