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    North Korea Threatens Japan with Attack

    North Korean students attend a contest of singing wartime songs in chorus while marching in array, at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang in this picture released by the North's KCNA news agency March 17, 2013.North Korean students attend a contest of singing wartime songs in chorus while marching in array, at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang in this picture released by the North's KCNA news agency March 17, 2013.
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    North Korean students attend a contest of singing wartime songs in chorus while marching in array, at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang in this picture released by the North's KCNA news agency March 17, 2013.
    North Korean students attend a contest of singing wartime songs in chorus while marching in array, at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang in this picture released by the North's KCNA news agency March 17, 2013.
    VOA News
    North Korea has lashed out at Japan for calling for "independent additional sanctions" against Pyongyang.

    The North's official Korean Central News Agency carried a statement from the Foreign Ministry Sunday saying that it would be a fatal mistake for Japan if it thinks it will be safe when a war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula.

    The statement warned that the Japanese would face a horrible strike if they collude with the United States.

    The article appeared days after U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said Washington is willing to hold "authentic negotiations" with the North if it changes its behavior.

    North Korea is furious about new U.N. sanctions imposed after it conducted its third nuclear test last month.

    The new round of sanctions and an ongoing U.S. - South Korea military exercise sparked an angry response from Pyongyang, which said it is abandoning the armistice that ended the Korean War and is ending non-aggression pacts with South Korea.

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    by: NVO from: USA
    March 19, 2013 6:40 PM
    Foolish, foolish, regime...................starve your own people..........go figure...............

    by: anonim from: n.korea
    March 19, 2013 11:50 AM
    North Korea has ADHD

    by: JKF from: Ottawa, Canada
    March 18, 2013 7:48 PM
    Continued threats from NKorea + the changing global strategic environment, wrt threats, it is/maybe a good time for the US do a complete reasessment of strategic threats downstream, potentially a 20 yr window; and plan to enhance its counter ballistic forces/ basing locations. Planning is not costly, and at this current time/circumstances very justifiable. Enunciating the plans, once they are optimized, will be part and parcel of future strategic negotiations, or maybe even the chance to deploy the systems based on plans currently developed. Having broader plans is better than having to add them in the future.

    by: david lulasa from: tambua,gimarakwa,hamisi,v
    March 18, 2013 5:37 AM
    and why is north korea not threatening chinese allys if these threats are truely not coming from a chinese country that wants to drag japan and south korea behind?

    lulasa...president

    by: Sapporo from: Yoshi
    March 18, 2013 5:12 AM
    I think this statement from NK is just a provocation becasse it has no power to fight aginst SK, UA and Japan without some suports from China or Russia. Actually China agreed this sanction and Russian president Puin is going to make talks with Japan to solve their territorial dispute in order to sell natural gas.

    by: Andy from: USA
    March 18, 2013 2:55 AM
    Anyone who knows NK knows that China owns them and does NOTHING without approval from China.

    China/Japan/history/islands and year of the snake = WAR coming to nation near YOU.

    by: James from: Nebraska
    March 17, 2013 6:49 PM
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130317_20.html
    Here's a source (NHK Japan, citing the (North) Korean Workers' Party newspaper.
    If you read Korean, you can go straight to that paper's Website.

    by: Anonymous
    March 17, 2013 3:34 PM
    Who wrote this article? Where are the sources for this claim?
    In Response

    by: Rina
    March 17, 2013 11:18 PM
    I'm in japan. I havent heard about this.
    In Response

    by: Anonymous
    March 17, 2013 5:09 PM
    exactly, like oh okay will just take your word for it no questions asked. Japan? What say you.

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