A picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 29 March 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (sitting) convening an urgent operation meeting at 0:30 am on 29 March 2013 at an undisclosed location, in which he ordered strategic rocket forces to be on standby to strike US and South Korean targets at any time.
A picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 29 March 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (sitting) convening an urgent operation meeting at 0:30 am on 29 March 2013 at an undisclosed location, in which he ordered strategic rocket forces to be on standby to strike US and South Korean targets at any time. KCNA

Report: Seafood spat linked to North Korean execution

COULD a spat over seafood be the reason why North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un had his uncle executed?

The New York Times reports the clash between the country's leader and Jang Sung-taek erupted over who would profit from North Korea's exports of coal, clams and crabs to neighbouring China.

Forces dispatched by Mr Kim to re-take control of key fishing areas were defeated by Mr Jang's own troops, leading the unpredictable ruler to consider his uncle a threat.

Mr Jang and two of his lieutenants were executed using anti-aircraft machine guns early this month.

The official line from North Korea's own news agency is that Mr Jang attempted to overthrow the state.


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