North Korea Threatens South, Armistice Off - ABC NewsNorth Korea Announces They Are No Longer Bound by the Armistice With South Korea
North Korea threatened to attack South Korea one day after Seoul announced that it would join a U.S.-led naval exercise, aimed at intercepting any shipments suspected of carrying materials used in the making of weapons of mass destruction.
North Korean media reported that Pyongyang is feeling "compelled to take a decisive measure" and will mete out "unimaginable and merciless punishment" to any country that will blockade its ships. It warned the international community that it would not hesitate to use its "tremendous military muscle" against any threats.
The government also proclaimed that the North would no longer honor the North-South armistice signed at the end of the Korean War.