Korean threat to 'sink' Japan

Nikki Haley United States ambassador to the United Nations raises her hand as she votes yes to levy new sanctions on North Korea designed to curb their nuclear ambitions during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council concerning North Korea at U

Nikki Haley United States ambassador to the United Nations raises her hand as she votes yes to levy new sanctions on North Korea designed to curb their nuclear ambitions during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council concerning North Korea at U

After the UN Security Council voted to impose further sanctions on North Korea, Pyongyang responded with a new series of threats: "Japan is no longer needed to exist near us", and the United States should be "beaten to death like a rabid dog". Regarding the latest UN Security Council resolution on the regime, the South Korean leader said the adoption is meant to prevent any war-triggering act and is now up to North Korea to make the right conditions for peace and dialogue.

The statement added that the four islands of the archipelago should be sunk into the sea.

"It was hard to find out how powerful the nuclear test was with the amount of xenon detected, but we can say the xenon was from North Korea", Choi Jongbae, executive commissioner, told a news conference in Seoul.

"We will expect tensions to remain relatively high for as long as North Korea believes that it has a chance of succeeding in getting what it wants by raising tensions, we will see continual provocations of the country", Tan said in the seminar. "Our army and people's resentment at the South Korean puppet regime is getting stronger", the statement said.

"Regardless of whether this most recent test was an operational warhead for an ICBM [intercontinental ballistic missile] or simply a device, the yield of the test clearly shows North Korean progress in increasing the yields of their nuclear weapons", it said.

"Now is the time to annihilate the USA imperialist aggressors".

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Last month, Pyongyang launched a missile over Japan, which prompted pressure for even tougher sanctions to be put upon the reclusive nation in punishment for its sixth and largest nuclear test this year. Let's reduce the U.S. mainland into ashes and darkness.

Tokyo blasted the North Korean statement as "extremely provocative and egregious". "It is something that markedly heightens regional tension and is absolutely unacceptable", Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference on Thursday.

The North has also threatened Washington's allies in the region, vowing to "sink" Japan and "wipe out" South Korea.

"The government's stance is that the humanitarian aid for North Korea's infants, adolescents and pregnant women has to be continued regardless of the political situation".

This week, analysts at 38 North, a monitoring service, said satellite images of North Korea's nuclear testing site showed the effects of the natural disaster caused by the most recent test, as well as preparations for "future underground nuclear testing".

The statement from the North Korean state-controlled news agency also had a disturbing message for Japan. As CNN writes in an article "Will latest United Nations sanctions make Kim Jong Un sweat?"

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