N Korea threatens to attack S. Korea warships: Clinton speaks out
North Korea has threatened to attack U.S and South Korea warships that are in the waters near Koreas' disupted maritime border, just two days after firing nuclear test missiles.
Meanwhile U.S Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton spoke out today, saying that North Korea will receive consequences if it acts against South Korea or Japan. With this statement, the U.S confirmed its allies with Japan and South Korea.
Yesterday, Pyongyang reacted angrily to South Korea's decision to participate in the anti-proliferation program, calling it a 'declaration of war'.
"Now that the South Korean puppets were so ridiculous as to join in the said racket and dare declare a war against compatriots," North Korea is "compelled to take a decisive measure," the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a statement carried by state media.
North Korea has already declared that they will not follw an armistice signed in 1953.
The U.N Security Council is currently working to stop North Korea's actions. However, the program that the U.N wants to put in place, to search ships suspected of illegally carrying weapons of mass destruction is hitting some legal limits and is facing some criticism.
Pyongyang has said that they will respond in kind if there is any attempt to search its ships at this time..
It also accused South Korea of being a "puppet" of the United States for agreeing to join the program, which the administration of George W. Bush launched in 2003 as part of its global "war on terror."
North Korea has started a plant that makes plutonium that can be used in nuclear bombs already and Russia is currently taking precautionary security measures as they fear this could lead to war.
Both Russia and the U.S want North Korea to return to the six-party talks, aiming at ending the nuclear program.
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