North Korea Threatens U.S. with missile attack

From the National Post 

SEOUL, South Korea – A North Korean official warned that the Communist state could test-fire a nuclear missile unless the U.S. acts to resolve its standoff with Pyongyang, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday.

“We hope the situation will be resolved before an unfortunate incident of us firing a nuclear missile comes,” the unnamed official said Monday, according to a Yonhap report from Beijing. “That depends on how the U.S. will act.”

Even if the North is confirmed to have a functioning atomic bomb, most experts don’t believe it has a design small and light enough to place on a missile. Their long-range missile capability also remains in question, after a test rocket in July apparently fizzled out shortly after blast-off.

Meanwhile, a pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan said international nuclear disarmament arms talks will not resume unless the U.S. changes its stance toward the North Korean government.

“No diplomatic offensive or military threats are likely to change the trend unless the U.S. withdraws hostility and pressure,” said a Pyongyang-datelined story the Choson Sinbo newspaper. The newspaper is connected to a society of ethnic North Koreans in Japan linked to the Pyongyang government.

“The six-way talks are deadlocked due to the U.S. pressure and there is no prospect for the resumption of talks,” the newspaper said. “North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons was an inevitable choice to counter the U.S. military threats.”

There is plenty of speculation that the North Korean “Nuke Test” was in reality nothing more than a whole bunch of conventional explosives or possibly another failure in their nuclear weapons program. It is also very doubtful that North Korea has the capability to put a nuclear device on a missile.   

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