N. Korea threatens nuclear retaliation on Japan



SEOUL – North Korea warned Japan on Friday that it risked nuclear retaliation should it get involved in any conflict that breaks out on the Korean peninsula.

Condemning as “provocative” Japan’s statement that it might intercept an expected missile launch by North Korea, the Korean Central News Agency said intervention by Tokyo could see it “consumed in nuclear flames.”

“Japan is always in the cross-hairs of our revolutionary army and if Japan makes a slightest move, the spark of war will touch Japan first,” KCNA said in a commentary.

“Japan must come to its senses and behave rightly,” it added.

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  • Mamang Pulis


  • ting0508

    North Korea is not even 5% of Japan’s might! This North Korean regime is really crazy!

  • kapatad

    stupid NoKor leader.

  • Crazy_horse101010

    bye bye north korea they want to attack japan south korea and america at the same time sounds like when paraguary took on uruguary argentina and brazil at the same time when its was over paraguary lost 95 per cent of their men.and government. this one might be more than that


    NOKOR Should do it!and lets see if they will be erase it the map of the world,this KIm GUNGGUNG should vanish too,so idiot leader!

  • John Sulayman

    NoKor should come to it’s own senses and behave rightly.

  • justomontevedio

    STUPID North Korea!

  • joshmale2004

    Japan said it will shoot down the NK missile if it enters Japan’s air space. NK should learn to comprehend.

  • http://twitter.com/paferrer antonio ferrer

    America is on stand by…America should make one sample thing by sending one 1000 # precision guided missile right to the cave where they hide their missiles next time North Korea gives another warning.

    • $42337655

      got your point, hehe. yeah, just one accurate missile, perhaps on Kim’s favorite vacation house should send the message really clear.

      interestingly though, military strategy demands not telegraphing one’s moves. Not knowing what your enemy will do next is the right way to do it (for the enemy). NoKor, over time, has been spouting out what it will do at every turn. It is a very unusual strategy, even a poor strategy, at that (gives your opponent, time to prepare). Nevertheless, it is essential to be alert all the time.

  • TulisangDagat

    to all north koreans please we are a peaceful loving country enjoy the vacation paradise….join the masses do all the farming and when harvest time eat so you will not be hungry …your young leader are full BS he does not enjoy his life when he is a teenager…

  • walangsinasanto

    That NK butt hole is nothing but a reversed minded…..

  • galejan

    i think, this kim jong un is falling into a trap. his advisers are feeding him with wrong advises leading to his downfall, pitting him to make crazy decisions. if he really wants to make war, he should have already done so, rather than making threats of war. it is in my opinion that there is a coup in the offing.

  • http://twitter.com/alfs_alfs Pons Corpuz

    trash talk…. literally and figuratively.

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