N. Korea to carry out nuclear and long-range rocket tests targeting U.S.

May 24, 2004
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This sounds pretty menacing even by North Korean standards.
UPDATE 2-North Korea to target U.S. with nuclear, rocket tests
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:52pm EST
* North Korea says to carry out nuclear test
* Says test and rocket launches aimed at the U.S., its "enemy"
* U.S. envoy calls on North not to carry out 3rd nuclear test
(Adds quote from U.S. envoy)
By Ju-min Park and Choonsik Yoo

SEOUL, Jan 24 (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its "enemy".

The announcement by the country's top military body came a day after the United Nations Security Council agreed a U.S.-backed resolution to censure and sanction the country for a rocket launch in December that breached U.N. rules.

"We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States," North Korea's National Defence Commission said, according to state news agency KCNA.


North Korea is believed by South Korea and other observers to be "technically ready" for a third nuclear test, and the decision to go ahead rests with leader Kim Jong-un who pressed ahead with the December rocket launch in defiance of the U.N. sanctions.

"Whether North Korea tests or not is up to North Korea," Glyn Davies, the top U.S. envoy for North Korean diplomacy, said in the South Korean capital of Seoul as KCNA released its statement.

"We hope they don't do it. We call on them not to do it," Davies said. "This is not a moment to increase tensions on the Korean peninsula."

The North was banned from developing missile and nuclear technology under sanctions dating from its 2006 and 2009 nuclear tests.

The concern now is that Pyongyang, whose only major diplomatic ally, China, endorsed the latest U.N. resolution, could undertake a third nuclear test using highly enriched uranium for the first time, opening a second path to a bomb.

Its previous tests have been viewed as limited successes and used plutonium, of which the North has limited stocks.

North Korea gave no time-frame for the coming test and often employs harsh rhetoric in response to U.N. and U.S. actions.

Its long-range rockets are not seen as capable of reaching the United States mainland and it is not believed to have the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a long-range missile.

"The UNSC (Security Council) resolution masterminded by the U.S. has brought its hostile policy towards the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea) to its most dangerous stage," the commission was quoted as saying.


(Writing by David Chance; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/24/us-korea-north-nuclear-idUSBRE90N03I20130124
 

BIV

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I wonder if N. Korea realizes we are still pissed about having to pull out of there with a tie. I can guarantee these fucks the military is going to be a bit more motivated if it comes to a rematch.
 

Voodoo Ben

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they have no problem with starting world war 3 do they?
 

Hoagie

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North Korea is no longer a real threat to us. China is firmly in the "I've had enough of your destabilizing bunk" camp and would move on North Korea if it ever got too close to being able to actually do something.
 

jrsaint

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go for it. never been a fan of California anyways except for the veggies and that should be just fine. DO IT MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!
 

LiddyRules

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I'd double dog dare them, but that's actually a pretty popular sandwich over there.
 

MilkmanDan

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I'd double dog dare them, but that's actually a pretty popular sandwich over there.
Damn I missed Liddy.
Please no f'ing war, I'm still in the reserves and I'm really happy with my job.
Fucking South Korea grow some balls for once
 

lajikal

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I wonder if N. Korea realizes we are still pissed about having to pull out of there with a tie. I can guarantee these fucks the military is going to be a bit more motivated if it comes to a rematch.
We never pull out.