Archive for North Korea – Nuclear

North Korea Threatens ‘Pre-Emptive Nuclear Attack’

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(VOA News – Steve Herman – March 07, 2013) SEOUL — For the first time, North Korea is threatening to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike.  This is the latest in an increasing series of bellicose rhetoric from Pyongyang in recent days. The threat, attributed to a spokesman from North Korea’s foreign ministry, was carried by the country’s central news agency and also broadcast Thursday. The

Japan Preparing ‘Worst Case Scenario’ for North Korea Nuke Test

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(Steve Herman – VOA News – February 04, 2013) TOKYO — Japan’s government is indicating it is preparing for all contingencies that would result from North Korea conducting a third nuclear test. Japan’s top government spokesman has told VOA the international community is making full preparations for another threatened North Korean nuclear test. South Korea has warned the North it faces “grave consequences” if it