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North Korea is warning that it is prepared to conduct a nuclear test and carry out more long-range rocket launches.
In a statement carried Thursday by state media, the National Defense Commission in Pyongyang threatened to wage a "full-fledged confrontation" against the U.S. for what it calls continued hostility
The declaration follows the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of North Korea on Tuesday and expanded sanctions against the regime for launching a rocket in December. North Korea said the launch was a peaceful satellite mission, but the U.S. and others say it was actually a test of long-range missile technology
North Korea’s missile capabilities
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution condemning a North Korean rocket launch as violating a ban on missile activity. But experts say Pyongyang is years away from developing reliable missiles that could bombard the American mainland. A look at North Korea’s missile arsenal
SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Yonhap) -- A special envoy from Washington warned Pyongyang Thursday against conducting a nuclear test, minutes before North Korea threatened to carry out an atomic test and more rocket launches directed at the United States in retaliation to toughened U.N. sanctions.
"Whether North Korea tests or not, it's up to North Korea. We hope they don't do it, we call on them not to do it. It will be a mistake and a missed opportunity if they were to do it," said Glyn Davies, the U.S. special envoy on North Korea policy, when asked about the possibility of a nuclear test by North Korea.
Originally posted by Hijinx
With the launch of their most recent satellite I was on their side, advocating N. Korea has every right to space exploration.
This really hits too close to home. I can not for the life of me, believe N. Korea is up to any good. A proposed imminent nuclear test, oh and we are going to test more rockets... No, you are planning to test missiles. At this point, if any intervention is taking against any high altitude launch of any vehicle I would not disagree.