North Korea tells US and its allies: ‘Don’t mess with us’

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen in this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency. (COURTESY OF KCNA)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen in this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency. (COURTESY OF KCNA)

North Korea tells US and its allies: ‘Don’t mess with us’

by: Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: April 21, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea stepped up its rhetoric on Thursday, threatening the United States and its allies with a “super mighty pre-emptive strike” and telling them: “don’t mess with us.”
 
The comments came a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington is considering restoring the North to its terror sponsor list among other ways to pressure the communist state over its nuclear weapons program.
 
The U.S. also has redeployed the USS Carl Vinson strike group to the Korean peninsula amid fears that Pyongyang may still conduct another nuclear test.
 
President Donald Trump’s administration has struggled with messaging after confusion over the initial orders to divert the aircraft carrier and its accompanying warships.
 
But the Navy said Wednesday that the fleet was en route to the waters surrounding the divided peninsula.
 
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