Closed captioning of: Kim Jong Un directs army to ‘annihilate the enemy’
good evening. we fought a war there 60 years ago that quickly became a
. but tonight relations with
have turned decidedly hot once again.
has threatened to launch a
. today they cancelled the armistice that stopped the fighting six decades ago, and they have cut off the hotline between
north and south
korea that was designed to at least keep lines of communication open during a crisis. make no mistake.
and threatening the u.s. and
for years. but the real concern for now is that
is under new management -- a 28-year-old who learned under his father and seems to love american basketball but not america. our chief
watching all this from our d.c. newsroom to start us off. andrea, good evening.
good evening, brian. this is exactly what the u.s. feared when that untested 28-year-old took control of the world's most secretive
. he carried out his threat today, cancelling the 60-year truce that ended the
. a step experts say could lead to a dangerous miscalculation.
soldiers being whipped into a near frenzy against the u.s. they shout "destroy american imperialist aggressor, the deadly enemy of
people, destroy, destroy, destroy." firing them up, their untested young leader
un. inspecting fortifications across the waters from the de mille tarized zone with
. he told the troops to be ready to annihilate the enemy at any moment. so far a
war of words
un tries to prove his strength and test
's newly elected
, park geun-hye, who held her first cabinet meeting today. as troops held annual exercises, experts worry the threats could get out of control.
this young leader clearly has displayed some very unpredictable behavior. whether it's firing missiles in weeks following an agreement with the
or whether it's meeting with
kim cancelled the hotline between
north and south
. all this prompting a stern warning from the
we are certainly concerned by
's bellicose rhetoric.
pressured china to stop kim before it's too late.
we believe that no country, including china, should conduct
business as usual
with the north that threatens its neighbors.
pyongyang is so desperate for cash it hasn't cancelled access to a shared factory zone across the border. a major concern is that the threats will misfire, leading to a
allies and instantly engaging the
watching with the rest of us from our d.c. newsroom. andrea, thanks.