N. Korea Says S. Korean Gov’t is 'A Group of Rats’ that ‘Must Be Eradicated'

By Patrick Burke | January 4, 2013 | 12:37 PM EST

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un. (AP photo)

(CNSNews.com) - The North Korean Committee for Peaceful Reunification called South Korean President Lee Myung Bak and ministry officials “a group of rats” and said South Korea will only experience security when the rats are “completely eradicated.”

“The South Korean people have been seized with constant war horror and uneasiness and the Korean nation has never been in peace due to the Lee group of rats which knows nothing but confrontation with fellow countrymen and saber-rattling,” the statement said, as reported by the state-run KCNA.

“A group of rats will only bring nothing but disaster and misfortune. Such rats must be eradicated in good time,” the statement said.

“Only when such group of rats, refuses [sic] and dregs of history, is completely eradicated, can the south Korean people escape disaster and live a secure life,” it added.

The North Korean statement also called the Lee government officials “confrontation maniacs,” who are in direct opposition to the North Korean “desire for peace and unification.”

On New Year’s Day, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un called for reunification of the Korean peninsula and the removal of confrontation between North and South.

“An important issue in putting an end to the division of the country and achieving its reunification is to remove confrontation between the north and the south,” Kim said.