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PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea warned the top American commander in South Korea on Saturday of "miserable destruction" if the U.S. military presses ahead with routine joint drills with South Korea set to begin next month.
Pak Rim Su, chief of North Korea's military delegation to the truce village of Panmunjom inside the Demilitarized Zone, sent the warning Saturday morning to Gen. James Thurman, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said, in a rare direct message to the U.S. commander.
South Korea and the U.S. regularly conduct joint drills such as the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises slated to take place next month.
North Korea calls the drills proof of U.S. hostility, and accuses Washington of practicing for an invasion.
yea so who is the source DPRK? and here is China saying we did not www.globaltimes.cn... from the link
(Reuters) - North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic talks, said a source with direct knowledge of the message.
that should say China has washed their hands of DPRK, spank Un any way you want.
China's foreign ministry Monday denied a report that it had received advance knowledge of North Korea's preparation for fresh nuclear tests and a rocket launch, while appealing for relevant countries not to take actions that may worsen the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Asked to comment on the report by Reuters, Hong Lei, a ministry spokesman, said he "did not know where the Reuters report came from."
"The situation on the peninsula is currently sensitive and complicated. We appeal for all relevant parties to remain calm and not to take actions that may worsen the situation," Hong said.
His remarks came in the wake of staunch warnings from the EU, the US, South Korea and Japan that Pyongyang would face tightened sanctions from each, unbound by potential sanctions by the UN Security Council after the North's latest nuclear test on February 12.
Analysts said China has done its best to serve as a coordinator of the nuclear issue and Pyongyang deserves all the consequences, including sanctions from the Chinese side, for its defiant nuclear test and rocket launch.
Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
reply to post by Retikx
...because there will be nothing left worth taking. A throw-down between the Norks and Roks will leave both people devastated. So unless China needs more poor people (they don't) taking South Korea after the war makes no sense.
An article carried by Uriminzokkiri, North Korea's propaganda Web site, said that the U.S. should not think it is safe because it is on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.
The report, monitored in Seoul, said that if Washington persists in trying to suffocate North Korea with hostile policies, the North Korean military and its people will erase the country from the face of the earth.
In the last couple months, North Korea's military has conducted several airborne infiltration exercises with fighter jets and cargo aircrafts as well as increased special forces training compared to the previous year, the source said.
North Korea's artillery drills simulated bombarding Seoul with shells loaded with concrete, instead of live ammunition, the source said.
Iran paid North Korea tens of millions of dollars to witness the most recent nuclear test, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported this weekend.
According to Kyodo’s source, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad approved the payment in November after a meeting of his national security team. The pay-to-view request was reported to have come from the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Fereydoon Abbasi-Dabani, an individual who was also present at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in science, technology and education between North Korea and Iran last September.
Originally posted by bekod
well as the saying goes "the proof is in the pudding " and there is a lot of pudding being made; Iran made a deal with Pakistan over a gas pipe line, and then you have Iran/ DPRK in bed with each other, Iran pays to see the nuketest or so they say with china money [see if i can find that]