North Korea Vows Nuclear Test ‘Aimed’ at US
North Korea is amplifying its rhetoric about carrying out more rocket launches and a third nuclear test.
North Korea’s National Defense Commission says the reclusive state will conduct an “all-out confrontation battle” that will include further satellite and long-range launches, as well as what it calls a nuclear test of a “higher level.” It says these actions will be aimed at its sworn enemy, the United States.
Some experts speculate the reference to an enhanced nuclear test likely will be an attempt to detonate a uranium bomb, compared to the plutonium devices North Korea tested in 2006 and 2009.
The statement, carried by the state’s official news agency and broadcast on radio Thursday, totally rejects Tuesday’s U.N. Security Council condemnation of North Korea, calling it an illegal resolution concocted by the United States.