North Korea on Tuesday vowed "merciless" retaliation against the South for its support of UN sanctions, as Seoul urged Pyongyang to step back from a widely expected nuclear test.
This photo taken on January 28, 2013 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 29 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) speaking at the Fourth Meeting of Secretaries of Cells of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. North Korea vowed "merciless" retaliation against the South for its support of UN sanctions.
The perennially tense situation on the Korean peninsula has been stretched to its limit in the past week, with almost daily threats from the North that it is preparing to conduct a nuclear test as a riposte to the expanded sanctions.
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