North Korea is a serious threat to U.S., says American Defence Secretary Panetta after secretive state’s successful nuclear test
- A third nuclear test has been widely anticipated since December
- Sign North Korea is advancing its nuclear technology, say experts
- Suggests country is closer to mounting a bomb on a missile
- ‘Greater explosive force’ than the 2006 and 2009 tests
- North Korea a ‘serious threat’ to U.S., says Defence Secretary Leon Panetta
President Obama has condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test as a ‘highly provocative act’ and pledged swift international action to bring the rogue communist regime in line.
Today’s detonation – which has prompted fears the secretive state is moving closer to mounting a nuclear device on a missile – came hours before Obama’s State of the Union address, in which he was expected to touch on U.S. denuclearisation plans.
Defence Secretary Leon Panetta today warned Pentagon staff of the ‘serious threat to the United States of America’ posed by North Korea.
North Korea nuclear test branded ‘serious threat’ to US
North Korean military ambitions are a “serious threat” to the US, outgoing Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has said.
In a speech made after Pyongyang carried out its third nuclear test, Mr Panetta likened the North to Iran, describing them as “rogue states”.
In New York, the UN Security Council “strongly condemned” the nuclear test.
UN Meets After North Korea Nuclear Test
The UN Security Council is holding urgent talks after the latest nuclear test as Pyongyang calls on troops to prepare for combat.
Japan’s PM Calls Urgent Security Meeting…
“The United States remains vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations and steadfast in our defense commitments to allies in the region,” he added.
The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on North Korea’s nuclear test later this morning.
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement expressing “firm opposition” to the test.
“We strongly urge the DPRK (North Korea) to abide by its denuclearization commitments, and to refrain from further actions that could lead to a deterioration of the situation. Safeguarding Korean Peninsula and East Asian peace and stability serves the shared interests of all parties,” the statement read.
Troop Mobilization – China Is Prepping for Japan War – Troops Active For Several Days In Fujian And Zhejiang – Hostilities Between China And Japan May Be About To Take A Major Turn For The Worse!!
[NTDTV February 8, 2013 News] the continental network transmission, Fujian and Zhejiang troops for several days active.
Plus before the news that Chinese warships radar has repeatedly aimed at the Japanese ships and planes, therefore, the media have speculated that China may “prepare for war” Diaoyu Islands .
According to friends broke the news: February 3, Nan’an, Fujian Highway 308, artillery units practical exercise for several days.
February 3 to 6, Fujian, Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Huzhou, a large troop movements, and nearly 100 vehicles of various types of military vehicles, armored vehicles, artillery filled the entire road, endless, Xiamen even the scene of a traffic jam 10 kilometers.
In addition, on February 3 in Shiyan, Hubei, a large number of tanks, wheeled military base from Shiyan room counties is delivered to the coastal areas.
Many local residents of the tense situation of some concern.
Prior to this allegation, January 15 and 30, the Chinese navy guided missile frigate, twice the fire control radar lock frigates and ship-borne helicopters of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, is also considered to enter a combat state.
According to mainland media quoted the “People’s Daily” front-page article claiming that China will not change in point of view on the issue of the Diaoyu Islands , and have to prepare to win the war.
The international media alleged that China has purchased from Russia 239 engine, used in the manufacture of the H-6K.
Combat covering the Diaoyu Islands, in this model, the engine can also be used to manufacture transported -20 transport aircraft purchased.
If the engine assembled, will greatly enhance China’s military power.
Integrated these signs and reports, people have come to a startling conclusion: Day might want to go to war.
According to military experts, the Sino-Japanese war in the Diaoyu Islands, Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, is the most important logistical base.
If the war to expand, at any time, will spread to the provinces of Fujian, Zhejiang. The NTDTV reporter Zhang Tianyu, Li Zhi Far roundup