North Korea delivered a fresh round of rhetoric today with claims it had 'powerful striking means' on standby for a launch as the world's foreign ministers held urgent talks on the missile crisis.
The official statement is the latest in a torrent of warlike threats seen outside Pyongyang as an effort to raise fears and pressure Seoul and Washington into changing their North Korea policy.
It was issued today as world leaders met in London for talks on how to deal with the nuclear crisis - and North Korea revealed it was equipping women soldiers for battle.
The image of four female soldiers in heels and Soviet-style hats was the latest act of bravado from madman dictator Kim Jong Un.
Femme fatales: Female North Korean soldiers patrol along the banks of Yalu River, near the town of Sinuiju, as the world remained on high alert for a North Korean missile launch
The eyes of the world remain focused on the secretive nation after South Korea warned that the prospect of a missile attack was 'considerably high’.
The U.S. is on standby to intercept any missile fired and warned North Korea it was 'skating very close to a dangerous line' after it emerged the communist state's weapons system was ‘fuelled and ready to launch’.
In London, William Hague is hosting counterparts from G8 nations including the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia amid fears the escalating tensions could trigger a nuclear war.
However, one cyber expert warned today that it may be the escalating battles between the two Koreas over the internet that triggers full-scale warfare in the real world.
Jarno Limnell, doctor in military science and director of cyber-security for Stonesoft, based in Finland, said a 'cyber war arms race' is now in operation on the peninsula.
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