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BEIJING, June 10 (AP) - (Kyodo)—North Korean media said Wednesday that a U.S. pledge to extend its nuclear umbrella to Japan and South Korea due to military threats from Pyongyang would consist of a declaration of nuclear war.
The commentary by the Rodong Sinmun, a newspaper of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, was the latest in what is becoming increasingly frequent criticism against the U.S. nuclear umbrella covering Washington's allies in Asia.
""If the United States seriously wants nuclear disarmament, it should set an example" by carrying it out itself, the commentary said."
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SEOUL (AP) — South Korea has informed the U.S. of up to 20 North Korean bank accounts suspected of being used for counterfeiting, money laundering and other illegal transactions, a news report said Wednesday.
The move came as Washington considered punishing the North with its own financial sanctions apart from proposed U.N. sanctions. Separately, seven key nations neared agreement on a new U.N. resolution that would toughen sanctions against North Korea for defying the Security Council and conducting a second nuclear test on May 25.
South Korea gave the U.S. the information on some 10 to 20 North Korean bank accounts in China and Switzerland at Washington's request, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing an unidentified government official.
South Korea's spy agency, the National Intelligence Service, the Foreign Ministry and the Finance Ministry said they could not confirm the report.
The North has long been accused of being involved in the counterfeiting of $100 bills and money laundering — accusations it has denied.
Originally posted by tristar
I wonder what the every day citizen think's about all this and would also love to know what the extremist who live there think about all this. Perhaps they are creating all this issue for a small quick skirmish and by the time anyone takes any action its all over. Something similar to what Georgia tried to do against Russia, but then again Georgia was seriously miss informed about the reaction time of Russia and its deployment abilities.
U.S. Dangerous Military Hysteria Flayed
Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) -- Recently the U.S. brought the task force of the latest type nuclear-powered carrier Ronald Reagan to the Pacific Ocean under the pretext of the "threat" from the DPRK, sharply beefing up the U.S. forces in and around south Korea.
Timed to coincide with this, the chief of the Staff of the U.S. Army blustered that in case a war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. is also ready to participate in it and that in case of the war against the DPRK it will not involve a traditional way of fighting. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Perry also asserted that a military option against the DPRK should be examined while the director for Missile Defense Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense uttered that interceptor missiles of the U.S. deployed on the ground are enough to cope with the "missile threat" from the DPRK.
Rodong Sinmun Tuesday observes in a signed commentary in this regard:
This is a grave military provocation to the DPRK and an extremely dangerous criminal act of bringing the second Korean war.
At a time when unpredictably tense situation is prevailing on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. would be well advised to think twice about whether its anti-DPRK military hysteria is favorable to it or not.
The U.S. will suffer an irretrievable setback if it keeps going reckless, depending on the large armed forces for aggression and nukes in south Korea and in its vicinity and F-22 Stealth fighters deployed in Japan and other hardware.
It is the revolutionary spirit of the army and people of the DPRK and the mode of counter-action for self-defence to decisively wipe out the aggressors, reacting to the enemy's high-handed acts with the toughest measures and its preemptive attack with the advanced preemptive strikes of Korean style.
The U.S. imperialists had better give up the war gambling as it would only invite their self-destruction.