North Korea increased its threatening rhetoric on Seoul Friday, saying it carried out a military exercise targeting the official residence of South Korea’s president.

BBC, citing the KCNA state news agency, reported the drill was overseen by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Kim called on his army to be ready to “ruthlessly” destroy the South Korean government.

Pyongyang is known for making threats to wipe out Seoul and the U.S. but in recent weeks has taken parting shots at South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye after her warning that Kim’s regime is bound to collapse. Pyongyang responded with personal attacks against Park. […]