Here is a statement released by the Korean Central News Agency, who speaks for the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government:
Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released information bulletin No. 1029 Thursday.
The puppet group of south Korea, taken aback by the toughest steps taken by the DPRK to defend its dignity and sovereignty, is letting loose absurd remarks, the bulletin said, and went on:
Those concerned of the puppet regime including Chongwadae, experts and conservative media have remarked that the north will not provoke an all-out war even though it ratchets up threats. They are describing those steps as "brinkmanship tactics", saying that study into the inside of the north shows that the people are leading a peaceful life as usual.
They are also calling those steps an "extreme psychological warfare" and "sort of propaganda".
Our comment to their rhetoric about "psychological warfare" and "propaganda" is that they are free to think at their will but should not belatedly regret having done such a thing.
Now south Koreans buy out food and daily necessities out of extreme war-phobia, making volumes of sale soar.
Several countries are taking measures to provide shelter or evacuate their people residing in south Korea, and foreign students, businessmen and institutions are thrown into chaos, trying to find their way out of south Korea.
The puppet group of south Korea is resorting to smear propaganda campaign to seek its comfort by forcing others into death like itself.
The arrows indicating the merciless retaliatory strikes have already been drawn directing at the U.S. mainland, U.S. military bases in the Pacific and all other bases where the U.S. imperialist aggression forces station.
The powerful strike means of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK have been put in their places and the coordinates of targets put into the warheads.
Just pressing the button will be enough to turn the strongholds of the enemies into the sea of fire.
However, the south Korean regime is talking about "psychological warfare" and "propaganda campaign". This is a despicable act which can be done only by imbeciles and fools unaware of what an all-out action declared by the DPRK is like and what consequences their acts will entail.
As for their talk about peaceful activities in the north, it is the fixed will of the army and people of the DPRK to carry on production and construction till midnight today and have children taught at schools even though a war might break out tomorrow.
The DPRK has won victories in confrontation with the U.S. in this spirit and is waging an all-out action with it, with confidence in final victory.
The enemies should know that it is the era of the great Marshal Kim Jong Un, leader of the most powerful country and invincible great Paektusan nation.
The U.S. and south Korean war maniacs are gravely mistaken and misjudged if they think they can have lucky chance.
War can break out any moment and what remains to be done is merciless punishment of the enemies.
Belated regret will be useless and not a single man will be able to survive to regret for his doing.