sábado, 24 de julho de 2010

North Korea promises nuclear response to US-South Korea joint naval exercises

North Korea has a message for its neighbor to the south: Hold friendly naval drills with the U.S., and you can expect a nuclear response.

The communist country said on Saturday that the drills between the U.S. and South Korea would prompt a "retaliatory sacred war," and that they'd respond with "powerful nuclear deterrence."

In the past, North Korea has threatened war when the two countries have held joint military drills. But the newest warning comes as Asian leaders met in Vietnam this past week for a regional security forum.

The meeting focused largely on North Korea's alleged sinking of a South Korean warship, the Cheonan, in March. The incident, which killed 46 sailors, has been an increasing source of tension between the two Koreas.

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