Tuesday, July 04, 2006

More Threats from N.Korea and U.S. Responds

AP News: SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea is ready to answer a pre-emptive U.S. military attack with an "annihilating strike and a nuclear war," the state-run media said Monday. The Korean Central News Agency, citing an unidentified Rodong Sinmun newspaper "analyst," accused the United States of increasing military pressure on the isolated communist state.

The North Korean threat of retaliation, which is often voiced by its state-controlled media, comes amid U.S. official reports that Pyongyang has shown signs of preparing for a test of a long-range missile.

A STERN MESSAGE was sent by the Bush Administration Monday...More at Fox News.
Breitbart reports: White House: U.S. Would Guard Vs. Missile
The Bush administration responded sternly Monday to an annihilation threat from North Korea, saying while it had no intention of attacking, it was determined to protect the United States if North Korea launched a long-range missile.

"Should North Korea take the provocative action of launching a missile the U.S. would respond appropriately, including by taking the necessary measures to protect ourselves," Julie Reside, a State Department spokeswoman, said.

Picture Caption: South Korean protesters with defaced a poster of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and flag stage an anti-North Korea rally against explains of Kim Young Nam who is believed forcibly taken to the North in 1978, near the presidential house in Seoul, Friday, June 30, 2006. Kim Thursday denied he was abducted by the North, instead claiming he was rescued by a North Korean boat while drifting out to sea on a raft off a South Korean beach. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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