Putin: Nuke conflict would make Chernobyl look like 'fairy tale'...Submitted by Bob-45 on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 07:22
By Christine Kim
PAJU, South Korea | Mon Apr 8, 2013 6:30am EDT
(Reuters) - North Korea suspended its sole remaining major project with the South on Monday after weeks of threats against the United States and South Korea, as Russian President Vladimir Putin said any nuclear conflict may make Chernobyl look like a fairy tale.
Reclusive North Korea's decision to all but close the Kaesong industrial park coincided with speculation that it will carry out some sort of provocative action - another nuclear weapons test or missile launch - in what has become one of the most serious crises on the peninsula since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
Tension has been rising since the United Nations imposed new sanctions against the North in response to its third test of a nuclear weapon in February. Pyongyang has been further angered by weeks of joint military exercises by South Korean and U.S. forces and threatened both countries with nuclear attack.