January 23rd, 2013
10:55 PM ET

N.Korea plans nuclear test, rocket launch

North Korea said Thursday that it plans to carry out a new nuclear test and further long-range rocket launches, all of which it said are a part of a new phase of confrontation with the United States.

The North's National Defense Commission said the moves would feed into an "upcoming all-out action" that would target the United States, "the sworn enemy of the Korean people."

Carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, the defense commission statement followed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Tuesday that condemned North Korea's recent rocket launch and expanded existing sanctions.

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  1. Jess

    Well that's just wonderful...

    January 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Llama

    Not that stupid!

    January 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Pat

    Need to get Hegal in at Sec. Def. ASAP. Silly far right fighting is just because of who's president. If it were Bush nominating him there would not be one peep from them about this Republican Vietnam War Vet. This type of threat is just a reminder that the security of our nation must go beyond party politics.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. jimmydean

    yawn......... someone has nothing else better to do

    January 23, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Pete

    hmmm, thats not good

    January 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Tom

    Guess the US gets to announce live fire testing of the limited anti-missile interceptor system based on Navy ships in the Pacific and Alaska in conjunction with these tests. Stay tuned. Brinkmanship 101 begins now.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Di3317

    Wow, when will our government get the clue that Sanctions aren't working! Everytime I hear about sanctions, and if they don't listen more sanctions. It's not working. Now there are a couple more countries that have nuclear weapons, it's crazy. We should have stopped this along time ago.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • S992

      to Di3317.
      You're worried that a couple more countries have nuclear weapons and you say that you should have stopped this. So basically the US can have nuclear weapons and others can't? and I don't remember the US being appointed as the police of the world by anyone .
      The US has weapons and it uses them on others. why should others be stopped from making their own? so that they can bow their heads for the GREAT AMERICA forever. don't get me wrong, i am against all kinds of war, and if it were me, there will be no nuclear weapons at all.. but American hypocrisy and their use of "democracy" just amazes me !

      January 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Toggi3

      S992, Correct. The US may have nuclear weapons, others may not that do not already. Why? Because we have nuclear weapons. It isn't a matter of political correctness, it is a matter of defense. New nations being added to the doomsday button club, especially when they have opposing views compared with the current members of said club, are a bad thing.

      January 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Richard

    That's natural result of unfair pressures on NK.After all koreans have national interests like other nations.standing on their feet is their right.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jojo

      North Korea could have that right as a country, like any other country. The problem is that the leader in NK is a dictator and a unbalanced one at that. There are no checks and balances in place to show the world that they, the North Korean government, is willingly and dilligently working within the rules that every country with nuclear capabilities has agreed to work within.

      January 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chris

    We should end what we started in the 50's. WW3 in the making...

    January 23, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. bckcntryfun

    we are good at bombing people, why dome we just wipe them all out.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. someone

    I'm a 16 yr old who knows nothing about politics or any of that stuff, should i be worried about this

    January 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jay

      no , its past your bedtime btw!

      January 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Throwawaylikestoclap

      If you're not 18 then you're 12! *clap clap

      January 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      Oh my god yes...Im 15 also and i got this on my phone and i was just like...er mer gerd...im gerna die! honestly i got so scared and still scared...

      January 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      No. In fact you should limit your internet browsing to the stories and not even peruse the subsequent comment-boards. If your instinct tells you there are radical, unfounded opinions abound in this forum – your intuition is good.

      January 23, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Connor

    Well isn't that just the darnedest thing

    January 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Justin

    "...aimed..."

    So they're just going to gather up 20-30 soldiers and have them throw it over here, correct?

    January 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Tacha

    Time to NOT cut our defense!

    January 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. brian

    when are they going to shoot it

    January 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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