Kim Jong Un 'must disappear soon' as war of words escalates between North and South Korea
Published 12/05/2014 | 07:49
South Korea has continued an escalating rhetorical battle on the Korean Peninsula, with an official saying rival North Korea "must disappear soon".
South Korean defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok also said that North Korea is not a real country and exists for the benefit of only one person, a reference to dictator Kim Jong Un.
He said the North has no human rights or public freedoms.
The comments followed a series of sexist and racist slurs by North Korea against the leaders of South Korea and the United States.
Pyongyang's state media likened South Korean president Park Geun-hye to an "old prostitute" and US president Barack Obama to a "monkey" in recent dispatches.
Pyongyang's rhetoric intensified after Mr Obama and Ms Park met in Seoul last month.