Should the need arise, South Korea has announced that they have a plan to remove Kim Jong-Un from power.
An elite team is on standby to eliminate the North Korean leader if South Korea feels threatened by North Korea’s nuclear weapons, according to the country’s defence minister.
Defence Minister, Han Kin Moon reportedly told the South Korean National Assembly in Seoul that a unit put together to target the supreme leader in the event of a war between the two nations is in place. A team he called KMPR – ‘The Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation.’
South Korea ready to take out Kim Jong-Un
The KPMR plan would be put in action as a part of a three-pronged defence strategy. This includes South Korea’s anti-missile system. It also includes ‘Kill Chain’, a pre-emptive military strike programme devised in 2014.
The minister also added that South Korea should keep an army of about 500,000 soldiers on active duty. This is in case Kim Jong-Un intends to invade with North Korea’s estimated 1.2 million troops.
“It has become clear the enemy intends to use nuclear-tipped missiles, in order to suppress its aims, the concept of the KMPR squad is to retaliate against key areas that include the North Korean Leadership” Mr Han said.
This comes after a recent nuclear weapons test by the North Korean government. South Korean president Park Geun-hye has also described it as a sign that Kim was “spiralling out of control”.