“This is a threat because those pebbles looked kind of threatening. Some even skimmed along the surface of the calm water before disappearing into the murky yellowy green depths,” an observer from a rubber dinghy off the North Korean shore told Reuters news agency Friday.
There is reason to believe that North Korea could up the scale of the threat by launching bricks or even large wooden timbers into the sea.
“You can never underestimate the North Korean threat. This is why we have brought in our anti sticks and stones defence systems to neighbouring islands,” US Homeland Security officer, Colonel Miles Fenster told CNN news yesterday.