North Korea threatens US over rockets launches

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In this photo released by Korea Aerospace Research Institute, South Korea’s rocket lifts off from its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. South Korea says it has successfully launched a satellite into orbit from its own soil for the first time. Wednesday’s high-stakes launch comes just weeks after archrival North Korea successfully launched its own satellite to the surprise of the world. AP

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is threatening to retaliate for what it calls U.S. double standards over recent rocket launches by Pyongyang and U.S. ally Seoul.

A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman did not elaborate on what that might entail in his comments Saturday to the official Korean Central News Agency. But Pyongyang has recently threatened to conduct its third nuclear test in response to what it calls U.S. hostility.

Washington says Seoul’s rocket launch Wednesday had no military intent while Pyongyang’s in December was a test of banned ballistic missile technology.

The U.N. Security Council has imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang for its launch. Pyongyang says it should be allowed to launch satellites for peaceful purposes.

Both Koreas say their satellites are working properly. U.S. experts say Pyongyang’s satellite is apparently malfunctioning.

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  • Gold Lover

    USA NOT AFRAID OF NORTH KOREAN MISSILE —- NORTH KOREAN YOUNG LEADER IS GOING CRAZY

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    KIM JUNG UN IS MOST SEXY FAT PORK IN NORTH KOREA 

  • Paranoid Android

    One thing is sure, North Korea needs another round of international donations (extortion?) to feed its hungry citizen.

    What else is new, just send in the food stamp to shut up Pyongyang, the sooner the better.

  • Clovis Sangrail

    KSP much si commie?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OS3MVCRQH7UV4MJRZURFNIXGBI Cho

    Let China pacify them. it is their creation. Let China give them foods.

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