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North Korea confirms end of war armistice

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North Korea confirmed Wednesday that it had shredded the 60-year-old armistice ending the Korean War, and warned that the next step was an act of "merciless" military retaliation against its enemies. 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) leaves the Wolnae Islet Defence Detachment after an inspection, near the disputed maritime frontier with South Korea, March 11, 2013. North Korea confirmed Wednesday that it had shredded the 60-year-old armistice ending the Korean War, and warned that the next step was an act of "merciless" military retaliation against its enemies.

A lengthy statement by the North's armed forces ministry added to the tide of dire threats flowing from Pyongyang in recent days that have raised military tensions on the Korean peninsula to their highest level for years.

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