Wednesday, August 24, 2016


North Korea Vows Preemptive Nuclear Strike

North Korea leader Kim Jong UnNorth Korea leader Kim Jong Un
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un
North Korea has threatened to carry out a "preemptive" nuclear strike against its enemies amid heightened tensions on the peninsula.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said: "Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor."

The move comes after Pyongyang threatened to scrap the 60-year truce that ended the Korean War, citing the threat of UN sanctions and annual South Korea-U.S. military drills.

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It also comes ahead of a vote at the UN Security Council on March 7 on a resolution imposing tighter sanctions on Pyongyang following its third nuclear test recently.

Experts say Pyongyang does not have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the United States.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP

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