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North Korea says US B-52 sortie was ‘rehearsal for nuclear strike’

Posted By admin On February 6, 2014 @ 6:42 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
February 6, 2014

A US B-52 bomber sortie over South Korea has endangered plans for reunions between families from the North and South of the country and risks triggering a further escalation of military tensions, North Korea said on Thursday.

North Korea said a flight by the nuclear-capable B-52 took place off the west coast of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday, although the US military was not immediately available for comment.

A South Korean military source told the Yonhap news agency that the flight was a training sortie involving a single aircraft. The North’s National Defence Commission, the country’s top military body, said in a statement read on state television, that it was a rehearsal for a nuclear attack.

“At the time when the agreement was made on reunions of separated families and relatives at Panmunjom, a formation of US B-52 strategic bombers from Guam was carrying out nuclear strike practices all day over Korea’s west sea, aiming at us,” a spokesman for the commission was quoted as saying.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/06/north-korea-asia-pacific

[2] North Korea Threatens Pre-Emptive Strikes against South Korea and US: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-threatens-pre-emptive-strikes-against-south-korea-and-us.html

[3] North Korea makes nuclear threat over military drills: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-makes-nuclear-threat-over-military-drills.html

[4] North Korea Threatens `All-Out Military Strike’ on South’s Loudspeakers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-threatens-all-out-military-strike-on-souths-loudspeakers.html

[5] North Korea Threatens To Attack South Korean Presidential Compound: http://www.prisonplanet.com/174478.html

[6] Cameron: It is a ‘fact’ that North Korea could launch a nuclear strike against the UK: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cameron-it-is-a-fact-that-north-korea-could-launch-a-nuclear-strike-against-the-uk.html

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