UPDATE: JUNE 17
Korea Warns U.S. of Thousand-Fold Military Action
North Korea warned Wednesday of a “thousand-fold” military retaliation against the U.S. and its allies if provoked, the latest threat in its drumbeat of rhetoric in defense of its rogue nuclear program.
The warning, carried by the North’s state media, came hours after President Barack Obama declared North Korea a “grave threat” to the world and pledged that new U.N. sanctions on the communist regime will be aggressively enforced. Read More
North Korea warns of nuclear war
South Korea’s president ordered his top security officials Sunday to deal “resolutely and squarely” with new North Korean warnings of a nuclear war on the eve of his U.S. visit. In Washington, Vice President Joe Biden said “God only knows” what North Korea wants from the latest showdown.
President Lee Myung-bak travels to Washington on Monday for talks with President Barack Obama that are expected to focus on the North’s rogue nuclear and missile programs.
The trip comes after North Korea’s Foreign Ministry threatened war with any country that stops its ships on the high seas under new sanctions approved by the U.N. Security Council in response to its May 25 nuclear test. Read More
U.S. May Confront Ships Near N. Korea
The Obama administration said Friday it is prepared to confront ships believed to be carrying contraband materials to North Korea but will not try to forcibly board them, in accordance with new U.N. sanctions.
White House officials said they expect North Korea to act “irresponsibly” to the sanctions, imposed Friday by the U.N. Security Council in response to the communist nation’s recent nuclear tests. The sanctions include expanding an arms embargo and authorizing searches of ships thought to be carrying banned items to North Korea, such as materials that could be used in weapons. Read More
Biden: Important to Enforce N. Korean Sanctions
Vice President Joe Biden says it’s important that the U.S. and other nations make sure that the latest U.N. penalties stick against North Korea. Read More
Seems that Obama has worked himself in between a rock and a hard spot with North Korea! I was always told if you trap a dog in a corner you’re sure to get bit!
(1) On the march: Iran photo of the morning
By Michelle Malkin