North Korea Threatens a Nuclear ‘Fire Shower’
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
In the latest North Korean madness, the communist country has declared it would respond to any attack by the U.S. with a nuclear “fire shower” and said it would increase its nuclear arsenal. The statement came on Thursday, the day after President Obama warned of the “unusual and extraordinary threat” that Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program poses to the U.S.
North Korea today threatened to retaliate with a nuclear “fire shower” if it is attacked by the US and warned it would expand its nuclear arsenal, a month after it carried out a controlled nuclear explosion in defiance of the UN security council.
The regime used the 59th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean war to step up its threats against the US, whose navy is tracking a North Korean vessel off the Chinese coast that is suspected of carrying weapons.
Earlier this month the UN banned all weapons exports from North Korea in response to the May 25 nuclear test, its second in three years.
AP photo / Lee Jin-man
South Korean protesters carry a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing Pyongyang’s nuclear program in Seoul on Thursday.