North Korea Will Defend Itself Against U.S. Hostility, Kim Says

January 27, 2013 by admin
Filed under: Asia, Culture, Info, North Korea, Nukes, Science, Soft Power, Technology, Trade, U.S. Policy 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to defend his country against hostility from the U.S. after the totalitarian state said last week it will test a nuclear weapon.

Kim supported government statements that “powerful physical countermeasures would be taken to defend” the dignity and sovereignty of the nation, the official Korean Central News Agency said in a report yesterday. Kim expressed the resolution to take “substantial and high-profile important state measures,” KCNA said, without elaborating.

North Korea has probably made enough progress to test a weapon in “a few weeks or less” once the leadership gives the order, according to a statement posted on the website of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where recent satellite photos were analyzed.

North Korea on Jan. 24 threatened to test a nuclear weapon to derail “hostile” U.S. policies, after the Obama administration pushed through United Nations sanctions against the country for launching a rocket last month. The White House said the threat is “needlessly provocative” and will lead to further isolation and sanctions.

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