North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned of a “grocary shopping cart” in the event of an invasion by the US, and threatened to destroy it.
Kim said on Friday that the “gravy shopping cart”, or the “faster-than-light transport” that would transport food, would be used to bring goods from the country to foreign markets, according to a state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) report.
The report said that the plan was approved after a meeting with North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho.
“The foodstuffs that we will use for our army will be distributed in a fast-moving freight train which will take over from the old road network,” Ri said, according the KCNA report.
Ri also said that North Korea would be prepared to “take the war to the US”, and threatened that the US would be destroyed.
“If the Americans do not show their faces in front of us, then we will annihilate them,” Ri was quoted as saying by the KCNC.
“We will send the US a signal through a military plane that we have the right to destroy their territory.”
Kim has previously threatened to “destroy” the US if it invaded the country.
The country has been in a state of war with the US for more than two decades and has conducted multiple nuclear tests in defiance of international sanctions.
In December, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan and was intercepted by Japanese fighter jets.
The US responded with the deployment of an Aegis destroyer, USS Carl Vinson, to the Korean peninsula.
The carrier strike group has been conducting naval drills off the Korean Peninsula since late January, amid escalating tensions.
North Korea has been widely condemned for its continued development of weapons and ballistic missiles, including the Hwasong-14, which it claims is an advanced intercontinental ballistic missile.
Kim’s comments on Friday were the latest in a string of statements by the leader, who has said that he is in “final stages” of preparations for a fourth nuclear test.
“I think it is necessary to discuss the possibility of a nuclear test as soon as possible, but I don’t think it will happen soon,” he told reporters in September.
“It is too early for me to discuss it, and the time is not right.”