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N. Korean Official Threatens White House Nuclear Strike

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and military officers visit Kumsusan Palace on the anniversary of the armistice signing that ended the Korean War. Photo released by Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang July 27, 2014.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and military officers visit Kumsusan Palace on the anniversary of the armistice signing that ended the Korean War. Photo released by Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang July 27, 2014.
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A high-ranking North Korean military official has threatened to launch a nuclear strike against the United States, accusing Washington of increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula.

North Korea, which has made similar threats before, is thought to be a long way from developing a ballistic missile with the range to carry out such an attack. 

Vice Marshall Hwang Pyong So said Sunday that the North would launch nuclear rockets at the White House and U.S. military bases around the Pacific if Washington attempted to undermine North Korea's sovereignty and right to have nuclear weapons and deploy a nuclear aircraft carrier. 

Hwang was speaking at a rally in Pyongyang marking the 61st anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean War in 1953.

Experts say North Korea does not have a ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States. The North has tested short and long-range missiles capable of reaching South Korea and Japan.

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by: Aru Hito from: Los Angeles
July 30, 2014 3:04 PM
A nuke on the White House? Go ahead and try, Kimmy, go ahead and try!

by: sam from: Philippines
July 29, 2014 11:10 AM
Some people only want some food because they don't have any, but some want nuclear. Maybe God made a mistake creating us all or if we evolved from whatever it was. I hate evolution now. I'd rather stay as an animal because humans are more cruel than any living things.

by: Larson from: Norway
July 28, 2014 12:03 PM
both America and N. Korea should form a unity Government... with Al Qaeda and Islamic Jihad... and live happily ever after...

isn't that the American prescription to every conflict...?
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by: Sarah from: California
July 29, 2014 1:38 AM
No that's what our government does. Most Americans want to stay out of other countries business.

by: Not Again from: Canada
July 28, 2014 11:01 AM
More destabilizing talk from North Korea. Their continuous threats do not improve the security climate. As far as the experts, and the ICBM tie, somehow North Korea continues to deliver weapons to many places around the World, it must have a tremendously effective rouge fleet, such a fleet could deliver anything they can imagine; experts should once in a while think out of the box, and not tie themselves to one delivery method; and that is the problem with nuclear proliferation!.
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by: jaime from: illinois
July 28, 2014 1:58 PM
one of these days North Korea will follow thru with their threats
as yes they deliver weapons to ANYONE who wishes to pay and more so threaten them against the U.S.
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by: TheTruthSquad from: Arizona
July 28, 2014 12:05 PM
those idiots have to realize that the entire country of North Korea would be a graveyard if they ever attempted such an act.I have red hair subway system in Prague yang is 100 meters deep to protect the leaders from nuclear attack. I think it would take about 3 bunker busters to get them. .

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