N. Korea ready to attack after US ‘provocations,’ official says
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says it’s ready to launch another attack against “provocations” by the United States.
The statement came after the U.S. flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force and warned it would act to defend the peninsula.
Washington and Seoul also have called on the U.N. Security Council to take swift action to implement new sanctions against the North following its Sept. 9 underground blast.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho reiterated his country’s insistence that its nuclear weapons program was for self-defense, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.
“North Korea is ready to launch another attack in defiance of the provocations by the United States,” he was quoted as saying Thursday during a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Venezuela.
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