U.S. will not accept North Korea as a 'nuclear state,' Kerry saysSubmitted by Bob-45 on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 19:30
[Guess what, folks; this is as close to a declaration of war as you can get, as this would mean TOTAL destruction of North Korea's nuclear capability, including scientists.]
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(CNN) -- The United States will not accept North Korea as a "nuclear state," Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Tuesday, just hours after Pyongyang announced plans to restart a nuclear reactor it shut down five years ago.
North Korea's decision comes as tensions on the Korean peninsula escalate over Kim Jong Un's threats to wage war against the United States and South Korea.
"The bottom line is simply that what Kim Jong Un is choosing to do is provocative. It is dangerous, reckless. The United States will not accept the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) as a nuclear state," Kerry said during a joint briefing in Washington with South Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.