N. Korea vows a 'fire shower of nuclear retaliation' if attacked

By JPOST STAFF, AP
June 25, 2009 13:36




North Korea upped its rhetoric on Thursday, vowing to enlarge its atomic arsenal and warning of a "fire shower of nuclear retaliation" in the event of a US attack. The jingoist statements come as the regime marked the 1950 outbreak of the Korean War. Meanwhile, the US Navy followed a North Korean ship suspected of carrying weapons in violation of a UN resolution punishing Pyongyang's May 25 nuclear test, and as anticipation mounted that the North might test-fire short- or mid-range missiles in the coming days. President Barack Obama extended US economic sanctions against North Korea for another year Wednesday, saying the North's possession of "weapons-usable fissile material" and its proliferation risk "continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat" to the United States, according to the White House Web site.


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