CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

ROK won't use Kim's photos as firing targets

06-01-2011 15:58 BJT

SEOUL, ROK - Ministry of Republic of Korea (ROK) says it will tell military units to stop using photos of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leaders as targets during firing drills.

ROK marines and some army units have been using pictures of DPRK leader Kim Jong-il and his son and father as targets in the wake of the reported DPRK's deadly shelling of a ROK border island in November.

The Defense Ministry said Wednesday that those units decided to use the pictures as target practice on their own. The Defense Ministry will now tell them to use only standard targets.

On Monday, DPRK strongly protested against ROK firing drills in the border area and threatened to attack. DPRK didn't mention the photo targets.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: China Daily

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program