SEOUL, South Korea — Angrily responding to the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous decision to impose tightened sanctions, North Korea said on Friday that it was nullifying all nonaggression agreements with South Korea, with one of its top generals claiming that his country had nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles ready to blast off. Matching the harsh warning with a toughened stance, South Korea said on Friday that if Pyongyang attacks the South with a nuclear weapon, the regime of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, "will be erased from the earth.”
While weapons experts say North Korea does not have the technical capability to use nuclear-tipped missiles, that did not stop it from warning of their deployment.
"With their targets set, our intercontinental ballistic missiles and other missiles are on a standby, loaded with lighter, smaller and diversified nuclear warheads," said Kang Pyo-yong, a three-star general and vice defense minister of North Korea. "If we push the button, they will blast off and their barrage will turn Washington, the stronghold of American imperialists and the nest of evil, and its followers, into a sea of fire."
It is also possible that the new and isolated North Korean government may have misjudged the reaction to talk of a pre-emptive nuclear attack, wording rarely heard since the cold war ended. It could be another way in which the North is demanding talks with President Obama — only last week Mr. Kim told Dennis Rodman, the visiting former basketball star, that he wanted Mr. Obama to call him. But it could also be a way of saying that North Korea now expected to be treated the way Pakistan is: as an established, if formally unrecognized, nuclear power. The United Nations vote and North Korea’s threat come at a time when, internally, the Obama administration is debating the wisdom of its policy of essentially ignoring the North for the past four years, and responding to any provocations with new sanctions.
Anyway, this was just a highlight of this article, here is 2 sites where it tells what the S. Korean's said, and one that was said by the US in response to the threat..Answer Question
Answer by admckenzie at 4:30 AM on Mar. 8, 2013
Answer by louise2 at 6:52 AM on Mar. 8, 2013
Answer by HHx5 at 7:50 AM on Mar. 8, 2013
I think this is another attempt to get money and aid.
^^ first thing that crossed my mind, however he doesn't like the sanctions so that's what brought this all about.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:51 AM on Mar. 8, 2013
Answer by HHx5 at 10:24 AM on Mar. 8, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 2:04 PM on Mar. 8, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 12:17 AM on Mar. 9, 2013