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epa03614852 Handout image provided by Yonhap showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un views South Korean islands through binoculars during a visit to a military unit on a western island bordering South Korea on March 7, 2013. The Rodong Sinmun, the daily of the North’s Workers’ Party, reported on March 8 that Kim visited two military units on the Jangjae and Mu islets, which conducted indiscriminate bombardment on South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island in October 2010, killing two marines and two civilians. Kim’s inspection to check combat readiness followed a statement announced by the North Korean Army’s supreme command on March 5. In the statement against the U.N. Security Council’s discussions about tougher sanctions for the North’s third nuclear test conducted on Feb. 12, Pyongyang declared that it will completely nullify the inter-Korean Armistice Agreement. The 15-member Council unanimously approved sanctions against the North on March 7. The two Koreas remain technically at war as the 1950-53 Korean ended in a truce. This is a capture from the March 8 edition of the Rodong Sinmun. EPA/YONHAP EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES