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North Korea Accuses U.S. Of Belligerence --> North Korean soldiers on parade this March (epa) September 2, 2006 -- North Korea today accused the United States of threatening war against Pyongyang with its latest missile defense test.

North Korea said it will strengthen its defense system as a result.

The U.S. military said on September 1 that it had shot down a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean.

North Korea said the U.S. move "clearly shows" that United States "is increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula."