PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA – It looks like North Korea is up to no good. Again. This time, the whacked-out country has threatened a possible preemptive nuclear attack against the United States or other aggressors.
Why? North Korea’s foreign ministry says America is quote “set to light a fuse for nuclear war.” And, the ministry says it has the right to defend its interests.
The United Nation’s response? It’s tightening the belt on North Korea’s nuclear program, including tougher financial sanctions, travel restrictions, and inspection powers.
And if North Korea doesn’t play by the rules?
“If it does not then the security council committed today, in this resolution, to take further significant measures if there is another nuclear test or missile launch,” Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to U.N.
Not sure exactly what that means, but it doesn’t sound good.
The new sanctions were unanimously passed, which means North Korea’s key ally, China, sold them out. China has enough veto power to block the sanctions, but instead, signed on to the final draft.
But don’t worry. Analysts say North Korea`s bark is worse than their bite, adding that it would take years before North Korea would have the technological capability to follow through on this threat.
Lil’ Kim. Big, empty threat.