Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9:03 PM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (3)
  • Print

North Korea threatens US over rocket launches

North Korea is threatening to retaliate for what it calls U.S. double standards over recent rocket launches by Pyongyang and U.S. ally Seoul.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
North Korea is the Fredo Corleone of the nuke holders of the world and China needs to... MORE
Okay, am I the only one who thinks that, in the end, the only way to deal with these... MORE
We should absolutely ignore them. Pure silence. But our government is too much of a... MORE

advertising

SEOUL, South Korea —

North Korea is threatening to retaliate for what it calls U.S. double standards over recent rocket launches by Pyongyang and U.S. ally Seoul.

A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman did not elaborate on what that might entail in his comments Saturday to the official Korean Central News Agency. But Pyongyang has recently threatened to conduct its third nuclear test in response to what it calls U.S. hostility.

Washington says Seoul's rocket launch Wednesday had no military intent while Pyongyang's in December was a test of banned ballistic missile technology.

The U.N. Security Council has imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang for its launch. Pyongyang says it should be allowed to launch satellites for peaceful purposes.

Both Koreas say their satellites are working properly. U.S. experts say Pyongyang's satellite is apparently malfunctioning.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising