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. Preston08

    Well blame all those Americans that drive Korean cars KIA, Hyundai etc we the american people funded this it's time to stop this, buy American! Ford, Chevy etc. is the way. they even have us on cigarettes now "Timeless Time" made in you guessed it Korea! Americans step up and fund your own Country!

    January 23, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Andrew

      It's never shocks me to see how ignorant some people (like yourself) are so ignorant. South Korea =/= North Korea. Why don't you go back to school and take a minute to actually USE your brain to LEARN something about the world outside America instead of using it to blab incorrect info like a blubbering, mentally-handicapped walrus.

      January 24, 2013 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      Dude that's South Korea, and they're allies to the U.S. It's North Korea that's against us.

      January 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tom Leggett

    If anyone would like to look at the most recent analysis of North Korean weapons and technologies they can find information on it on the RAND report (can be found for free online). Their current missile capabilities do not show the ability to hit the U.S. with an ICBM. This is simply an effort to limit sanctions temporarily in order to receive aid.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Matt

      I somewhat agree. I don't think people need to worry in the continental US and we DID just raise the sanctions so it's probably a threat and that's all. However, they didn't explain the threat... it could be US in Asia, ideas or some other type of jab at us. Either way it would be worse for them than us with these threats.

      January 23, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kimmie C

    Ok so it's aimed at the U.S. What they need to find out is when they plan on doing this and where exactly it's suppose to land. The next step is getting there and disarming it and stop them.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Rob

    Those SOB's arent going to fire over here. Before they even get to fire anything, we are going to send in DEVGRU(Team 6) to stop their little senseless operation.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Kay

    Is this the start of an Apocalypse? We dont know but should we un-ban the usage of an atomic bomb and let it be over with before we become victims!

    January 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. a guy

    their technology is from what? 1975?

    January 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jaden Miller

    it's ohkay guys, there isn't an incredibly high chance that they have long range missiles. the US has tomahawks ready all over the west coast. I'm sure NK just wants some more free food

    January 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jessica

    Can we now just wipe them out?
    They were lying and we knew they were lying about those 'satellites' and we're just going to sit back and say ' Go ahead and shoot a few more off, let's see how far you get.' ?
    I don't think the U.S. is going to sit here and take their threats like that.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Jaylen Pyles

    We are screwed...

    January 24, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. William Shatner

    I.. can.. not.. believe this.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Beam him up Scottie.

      January 24, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. Captain James T. Kirk

    This.. is.. absurd! We cannot just idly standby and let this happen!

    January 24, 2013 at 12:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. acealex123

    I've been hearing this my whole life from the North Korean government. I feel really sorry for the people of North Korea, because if they do launch this rocket, the country will be a nice, large parking lot for the people of South Korea.

    January 24, 2013 at 1:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. te

    N Korea should be allowed to test all they want, as long as they keep it within their territory or air space. Now if the rockets they test happen to enter another countries air space, then whoever they offended should confront them. As far as rations the world should just ignore them and not give them anything. Eventually when they are starving (which is terrible), they will realize they should put more effort in providing for peoples needs and less in weapons that they can't eat. We should help them if they sincerely ask for help, but declaring the Unites States an enemy sounds like they would be insulted if we provided them rations.

    January 24, 2013 at 1:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. kevobx

    *Isaiah 59:4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vainity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. *2nd Peter 2:19 While they promised them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: *Revelation 1:28 And I will give him the morning star. *Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    January 24, 2013 at 2:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. James

    Dear North Korea, we ain`t got no worries.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
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