Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice
This undated picture, released on March 10, 2012, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waving his hand on a naval vessel.
March 5th, 2013
08:12 AM ET

Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice

North Korea is not pleased with U.S.-led moves to slap new sanctions against it over its recent nuclear test and because of this it's threatening to end its 60-year truce with South Korea, the South's Yonhap news agency reported.

The North's military said Tuesday it will also cut off direct phone links with South Korea at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom, Yonhap said, citing North Korea's news outlet. Both North and South Korea have technically been at war for decades. The 1950-53 civil war ended in a truce.

The U.N. Security Council is expected to meet Tuesday to consider a proposed resolution to authorize more sanctions against North Korea following the secretive regime's controversial nuclear test last month.

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  1. Akbar

    Wouldn't it be great if Dennis Rodman were really a highly trained international assassin who infiltrated the North Korean government to terminate its authoritarian leader? It would be like a James Bond movie, just with a tall goofy black circus freak in the starring role. Dismantling their nuclear program may be a stretch too far. Kerry sends him on secret missions around the world. What a great movie franchise concept.

    March 5, 2013 at 8:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. chrissy

    Lol im sure S. korea will be just crushed by this! I mean no more calls begging for food? Lmao

    March 5, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. saywhat

    Let us attack Iran.problem solved. Peace would prevail forever more.

    March 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. saywhat

    good morning@chrissy.

    March 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. chrissy

    Lol good afternoon to you also @ saywhat. And yea so some would like us to believe huh? Maybe the US should mind its own business more and others less eh?

    March 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Hot Babe

    Kim Jong Un is one handsome figure of a man, so virile and confident. I'd like to be the impact zone of his nuclear missile.

    March 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Pete

    After over 60 years of somewhat peaceful cohabitating the marriage is over..Maybe after threatening S Korea they'll see what America has sold the South in the line of missiles,artillery and other goodies we had laying around not being used!!Just try them ole ignorent northern foes and see what your southern neighbors give you showing what southern hospitality really means and trust me it won't be pecan pie and sweet tea either!!

    March 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. saywhat

    So @Pete you think by selling South the 'goodies' we are keeping the Peninsula at peace? Who threatens who is a matter of perspective, anyway.

    March 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. saywhat

    Aren't we good at selling and doling out the 'goodies' to all & sundry that we like and keeping the world safe.lol

    March 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. GHhit

    It's too impetuous for young Kim Jong-un to threaten a war,without considering the consequences. I believe even now he has end the armistice, he himself is still afraid of really be at war with America.

    March 17, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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