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N.Korea accuses U.S. of planning nuclear strike

Posted By admin On February 19, 2009 @ 5:15 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Jon Herskovitz
Reuters [1]
Thursday, Feb 19, 2009

North Korea accused the United States on Thursday of planning a nuclear attack in a report which came as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew to Seoul for talks on defusing Pyongyang’s military threat.

It was the latest in increasingly angry rhetoric by the reclusive state, which earlier in the day said it was ready for war with South Korea.

“The U.S. bellicose quarters are pushing ahead with the moves for rounding off the preparations … in a bid to make a pre-emptive nuclear strike,” the North’s official media said.

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“The U.S. is talking about what it called ‘dialogue’ and ‘peace’ on the Korean peninsula but, in actuality, seeking to escalate the military confrontation,” the KCNA news agency quoted a commentary in the state’s communist party newspaper as saying.

The prickly North, which has repeatedly threatened in recent weeks to reduce the South to ashes, is thought to be readying its longest-range missile — which could reach U.S. territory — for launch in what analysts say is a bid to grab the new U.S. administration’s attention and put pressure on Seoul.

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[3] N. Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike against US: http://www.prisonplanet.com/n-korea-threatens-%e2%80%98pre-emptive%e2%80%99-nuclear-strike-against-us.html

[4] N. Korea approves nuclear strike on United States: http://www.prisonplanet.com/n-korea-approves-nuclear-strike-on-united-states.html

[5] Seoul says it would strike N.Korea to thwart nuclear attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/seoul-says-it-would-strike-n-korea-to-thwart-nuclear-attack.html

[6] U.S. warns North Korea of consequences for nuclear test: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-warns-north-korea-of-consequences-for-nuclear-test.html

[7] North Korea reiterates it will not give up nuclear arms: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-reiterates-it-will-not-give-up-nuclear-arms.html

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