N. Korea ready to attack after US ‘provocations,’ official says
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published: September 17, 2016
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says it’s ready to launch another attack against “provocations” by the United States.
The statement came after the U.S. flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force and warned it would act to defend the peninsula.
Washington and Seoul also have called on the U.N. Security Council to take swift action to implement new sanctions against the North following its Sept. 9 underground blast.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho reiterated his country’s insistence that its nuclear weapons program was for self-defense, according to Sputh Korea’s Yonhap news agency.