“It would not be a surprise if North Korea reacted to this very tough sanctions regime in a fashion that would be further provocation and further destabilizing,” she said.
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said today that it would restart its uranium enrichment program and “weaponize” all the plutonium in its possession, according to the official Korean Central News Agency, the Associated Press reported.
You know, the news coming out of Iran is impressive, but there is another story here that needs equal attention. North Korea has been very active of late, and I highly recommend reading these three stories below to get up to date about what is going on. In essence, North Korea backs out of the armistice signed during the Korean War, they proclaim that they are now enriching Uranium for weapons use (and the UN Security Council votes for sanctions), and we plan on tracking and boarding North Korean ships (which is happening right now-Kang Nam 1 is being tracked) Boy, those are some very significant developments, and NK is threatening to launch a missile towards Hawaii? Keep your eye on this one. –Matt
By Simon Martin – May 26, 2009
SEOUL (AFP) — North Korea said Wednesday it was abandoning the truce that ended the Korean war and warned it could launch a military attack on the South, two days after testing an atomic bomb for the second time.
The announcement came amid reports that the secretive North, which outraged the international community with its bomb test Monday, was restarting work to produce more weapons-grade plutonium.
Defying global condemnation, the regime of Kim Jong-Il said it could no longer guarantee the safety of US and South Korean ships off its west coast and that the Korean peninsula was veering back towards war.
The White House said it viewed Pyongyang’s threats as “saber-rattling and bluster” that would only deepen its isolation, with spokesman Robert Gibbs saying that “threats won’t get North Korea the attention it craves.”