N. Korea threatens thermonuclear war as U.N. moves to impose sanctions
SEOUL, March 7 (Yonhap) — North Korea warned Thursday that a thermonuclear war can take place as the United Nations moves to impose tough sanctions against the communist country for conducting its third atomic weapons test last month.
The Rodong Sinmun, an organ of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), said in a commentary titled “independence is more important than life” that the military has become stronger and whether there is a nuclear conflict or a war involving more powerful weapons, North Korea has the potential to retaliate.
It didn’t elaborate on the specific target of its nuclear attack.
North Korea has banned flights and sailing off its east and west coasts, suggesting it may soon begin military drills.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea declared no-fly and no-sail zones that suggest the hermit kingdom will soon begin military drills, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday.
“North Korea has started submarine drills and stepped up preparations for nationwide military exercises,” Yonhap reported, adding that North Korea’s drills may start just as the US and South Korea begin their yearly joint military exercises next week.