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North Korea says a new nuclear test will be part of fight against U.S.


(CNN file photo) A missile is displayed during a military parade in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Thursday that it plans to carry out a new nuclear test and further long-range rocket launches, all of which it said are a part of a new phase of confrontation with the United States.

The North’s National Defense Commission said the moves would feed into an “upcoming all-out action” that would target the United States, “the sworn enemy of the Korean people.”

Carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, the defense commission statement followed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Tuesday that condemned North Korea’s recent rocket launch and expanded existing sanctions.

North Korea, which often issues bellicose statements in its state media, said Thursday that it rejected all Security Council resolutions concerning it.

It described this week’s resolution as “the most dangerous phase of the hostile policy toward the DPRK,” using the abbreviated version of its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Just before the North sent out its hostile statement, a U.S. State Department official was telling reporters in Seoul that Washington hoped that Pyongyang wouldn’t carry out another nuclear test.

“It would be a mistake and a missed opportunity if they were to do it,” said Glyn Davies, the U.S. special envoy on North Korea. “This is not a moment to increase tension on the Korean peninsula.”

North Korea has carried out two previous nuclear tests, in 2006 and 2009.


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5 Comments to “North Korea says a new nuclear test will be part of fight against U.S.”

    Esco said:
    January 24, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    Uh oh, north korea's gonna get us, LOL!

    brian said:
    January 24, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    sounds like a great time to ban guns.
    lets leave ourselves deffenceless against the n. koreans and their nukes.

    Buck Fever said:
    January 24, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Idiots! Maybe their nuke test will backfire and wipeout their stupid leadership.

    Meghan said:
    January 24, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Watch the YouTube video by VICE about North Korea. It’s like they are in a cult. The general population is terrified of us due to heavy indoctrination and propaganda. I doubt this farce of an administration can deal effectively with them considering they are trying to run their own cult…

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