N.Korea threatens 'pre-emptive' strike

North Korea threatened to carry out a "pre-emptive" nuclear strike Thursday as the UN Security Council prepared to vote on new sanctions against the isolated state.

  • Published: 7/03/2013 at 04:49 PM
  • Newspaper section: news

North Korea threatened to carry out a "pre-emptive" nuclear strike Thursday as the UN Security Council prepared to vote on new sanctions against the isolated state.

"As long as the US seeks to ignite a nuclear war, our revolutionary armed forces will exercise the right to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike," a foreign ministry spokesman said in a dispatch carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

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