Apr 17, 2017

North Korea warns of "all-out war" if U.S. military acts

Wong Maye-E / AP

North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister, Han Song-Ryol, sent the US. a warning shot in an interview with the BBC:

If the US is reckless enough to use military means it would mean from that very day, an all out war.

He added North Korea will "be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis," and that the North sees its nuclear weapons as a way to "protect" it from the U.S.

This comes after VPOTUS Mike Pence cautioned North Korea against testing the resolve or the strength of the U.S. military during his visit in South Korea and as tensions are heightening between the U.S. and North Korea.

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