North Korea Threatens to Harm U.S. If Attacked - North Korea | Map | Government - FOXNews.comSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea boasted that it has become a "proud nuclear power" and threatened Monday to harm the U.S. if attacked, as tensions mounted over a possible crackdown on exports of suspected missile parts from the North.
President Obama said the U.S. is ready to cope with "any contingencies" involving North Korea and vowed not to "reward belligerence and provocation."
South Korea's YTN news network reported that a U.S. Navy destroyer was tailing a North Korean ship suspected of carrying missiles and related parts toward Myanmar in what could be the first test of new U.N. sanctions against the North over its recent nuclear test.
The sanctions toughen an earlier arms embargo against North Korea and authorize ship searches in an attempt to thwart its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula have spiked since North Korea defiantly conducted its second nuclear explosion on May 25. It later declared it would expand its atomic bomb program and threatened war to protest the U.N. sanctions imposed in response to its nuclear test.
On Monday, the North's main Rodong Sinmun newspaper said it is "nonsense" to say the country threatens the U.S. and claimed it is Washington that threatens the North. The paper also warned that the country is prepared to strike back if attacked.
"As long as our country has become a proud nuclear power, the U.S. should take a correct look at whom it is dealing with," the paper said. "It would be a grave mistake for the U.S. to think it can remain unhurt if it ignites the fuse of war on the Korean peninsula."
Report: NKorea ship suspected of carrying missiles - Yahoo! NewsSEOUL, South Korea – A U.S. Navy destroyer is tailing a North Korean ship suspected of carrying illicit weapons toward Myanmar in what could be the first test of new U.N. sanctions against the North over its recent nuclear test, a leading TV network said Sunday.
The South Korean news network YTN, citing an unidentified intelligence source in the South, said the U.S. suspects the cargo ship Kang Nam is carrying missiles and related parts. Myanmar's military government, which faces an arms embargo from the United States and the European Union, has reportedly bought weapons from North Korea.
So you all ready for a major powers scale war?
Negotiaitons are over..deals are over..stopping them getting the bomb is over..they have violated every UN sanction or whatnot against them.
They are technically at War with multiple nations states...and violating that cease fire as well.
A P.O.S NK rust bucket is sailing right in front of brand spanking new off the shelf UN sanctions with missiles supposedly on board.
So we going to fight or what?..Obama?
If we and our Allies intend to push this where it actually is..he and they better start mentally prepping the people for it.
Obama is so far verbally doing here what he should also be doing with Iran. Tough Language..now he needs to back it up.
League of Nations is the United Nations unless it stops constantly applying new sanctions on top of already failed endevours.
End points must be reached. No more Teacup diplomacy?
(WW scenario is the ship has one of their nukes on it and its intended to be detonated in Singapore..significantly reducing the supply line to Europe.)