March 8 - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits two military units near the border with the South after the United Nations approves new sanctions against the country. Sarah Charlton reports.
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The North Korean leader begins a troop inspection amid rising tension on the peninsular.
State television showed Kim Jong-un on Thursday (March 7) visiting two military units near its sea border with the South.
The state news agency said he urged the soldiers to respond to any attack.
The footage was released as the United Nations approved new sanctions targeting the North nuclear and missile programmes.
South Korea's defence ministry welcomed the move, and said they are ready to act if provoked.
SOUNDBITE: (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN DEFENCE MINISTRY SPOKESMAN KIM MIN-SEOK SAYING:
"If North Korea attacks South Korea with nuclear power, the Kim Jong-un regime will be extinct from the Earth by the will of mankind as well as by South Korea.
Tension has risen in recent days as North Korea threatened the U.S. with a pre-emptive nuclear strike.
Experts believe it's a largely empty warning as Pyongyang has no capability to hit the U.S. mainland.