Threat of pre-emptive strike comes ahead of UN vote on sanctions
(NEWSER) – North Korea is threatening to hit the US with a pre-emptive nuclear strike, reports the AP, accusing Washington of attempting to provoke war and vowing that it will "destroy the strongholds of the aggressors."
If the North actually possesses the technology to carry through on its threat, that's news to experts, but the latest rhetoric comes over tough new sanctions drafted by the United States and China that are headed for a UN Security Council vote this morning, reports Reuters. Those measures would require all UN countries to block financial services and monetary transfers that "could contribute to the DPRK's nuclear or ballistic missile programs."
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