A North Korean military officer points at a diagram of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas at a building in Panmunjom, North Korea Monday, April 23, 2012. North Korea promised Monday to reduce South Korea's conservative government "to ashes" in less than four minutes, in an unusually specific escalation of recent threats aimed at its southern rival. The statement by North Korea's military, carried by state media, comes amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Both Koreas recently unveiled new missiles, and the North unsuccessfully launched a long-range rocket earlier this month. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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A North Korean military officer points at a diagram of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas at a building in Panmunjom, North Korea Monday, April 23, 2012. North Korea promised Monday to reduce South Korea's conservative government "to ashes" in less than four minutes, in an unusually specific escalation of recent threats aimed at its southern rival.  The statement by North Korea's military, carried by state media, comes amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Both Koreas recently unveiled new missiles, and the North unsuccessfully launched a long-range rocket earlier this month. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A North Korean military officer points at a diagram of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas at a building in Panmunjom, North Korea Monday, April 23, 2012. North Korea promised Monday to reduce South Korea's conservative government "to ashes" in less than four minutes, in an unusually specific escalation of recent threats aimed at its southern rival. The statement by North Korea's military, carried by state media, comes amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Both Koreas recently unveiled new missiles, and the North unsuccessfully launched a long-range rocket earlier this month. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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