US News North Korea threatens to 'sink' Japan, reduce U.S. to 'ashes and darkness'

12:10  14 september  2017
12:10  14 september  2017 Source:   Reuters

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North Korea has threatened to use nuclear weapons to “ sink ” Japan and reduce the US to “ ashes and darkness ” after being hit with a new round of UN sanctions earlier this week. According to the North ’ s official news agency, Pyongyang’ s Korea

SEOUL/ JAPAN : A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “ sink ” Japan and reduce the United States to “ ashes and darkness ” for supporting a U .N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test, reported Reuters.

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A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to "sink" Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness" for supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.

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SEOUL/ JAPAN : A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “ sink ” Japan and reduce the United States to “ ashes and darkness ” for supporting a U .N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test. Pyongyang’ s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace

SEOUL/ JAPAN (Reuters) - A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “ sink ” Japan and reduce the United States to “ ashes and darkness ” for supporting a U .N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.

Pyongyang's Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North's external ties and propaganda, also called for the breakup of the Security Council, which it called "a tool of evil" made up of "money-bribed" countries that move at the order of the United States.

"The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us," the committee said in a statement carried by the North's official KCNA news agency.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a hydrogen bomb test, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) © REUTERS North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a hydrogen bomb test, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)

Juche is the North's ruling ideology that mixes Marxism and an extreme form of go-it-alone nationalism preached by state founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of the current leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Seoul/ Japan : A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to " sink " Japan and reduce the United States to " ashes and darkness " for supporting a U .N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.

SEOUL/ JAPAN (Reuters) - A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to " sink " Japan and reduce the United States to " ashes and darkness " for supporting a U .N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.

Regional tensions have risen markedly since the reclusive North conducted its sixth, and by far its most powerful, nuclear test on Sept. 3.

The 15-member Security Council voted unanimously on a U.S.-drafted resolution and a new round of sanctions on Monday in response, banning North Korea's textile exports that are the second largest only to coal and mineral, and capping fuel supplies.

The North reacted to the latest action by the Security Council, which had the backing of veto-holding China and Russia, by reiterating threats to destroy the United States, Japan and South Korea.

"Let's reduce the U.S. mainland into ashes and darkness. Let's vent our spite with mobilization of all retaliation means which have been prepared till now," the statement said.

Japan's Nikkei stock index and dollar/yen currency pared gains, although traders said that was more because of several Chinese economic indicators that were released on Thursday rather than a reaction to the North's latest statement.

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A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “ sink ” Japan and reduce the United States to “ ashes and darkness ” for supporting a U .N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test. Pyongyang’ s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee

SEOUL/ JAPAN - A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “ sink ” Japan and reduce the United States to “ ashes and darkness ” for supporting a UN Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.

South Korea's won also edged down around the same time over domestic financial concerns.

"DANCING TO THE TUNE"

The North's latest threats also singled out Japan for "dancing to the tune" of the United States, saying it should never be pardoned for not offering a sincere apology for its "never-to-be-condoned crimes against our people", an apparent reference to Japan's wartime aggression.

It also referred to South Korea as "traitors and dogs" of the United States.

Japan criticised the North's statement harshly.

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"This announcement is extremely provocative and egregious. It is something that markedly heightens regional tension and is absolutely unacceptable," Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference on Thursday.

North Korea had already categorically rejected the Security Council resolution imposing sanctions over its latest test, vowing to press ahead with its nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of international pressure.

A tougher initial U.S. draft of Monday's resolution was weakened to win the support of China and Russia. Significantly, it stopped short of imposing a full embargo on oil exports to North Korea, most of which come from China.

The latest sanctions also make it illegal for foreign firms to form commercial joint ventures with North Korean entities.

U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed that North Korea will never be allowed to threaten the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile, but has also asked China to do more to rein in its isolated neighbour. China in turn favours an international response to the problem.

The North accuses the United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, of planning to invade and regularly threatens to destroy it and its Asian allies.

The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty.

(Reporting by Jack Kim in SEOUL and Kiyoshi Takenaka in TOKYO; Editing by Paul Tait)

North Korea quake a suspected explosion .
North Korea has been struck by a 3.4 scale earthquake that China says may have been caused by an explosion. South Korea's weather agency, however, said it was examining the quake and took the view that it was a naturally occurring phenomenon.Chinese seismic services detected the tremor, which was recorded at a depth of zero kilometres, at around 8.30 GMT on Saturday morning.An official from Seoul's meteorological agency said it had been detected near where North Korea had recently conducted a nuclear test, but said it was clear the quake was not caused by an artificial explosion.

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