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. Drew

    We got missiles that could shoot a fly out the sky.. No worries

    January 24, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesus

      I read we only have 50% success rate, so a fly, not a chance

      April 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. catherine

    if they attack the U.S., they practically have the whole world against them. war against the world? not very clever.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. thatkid46

    If they start war with us, it is not a smart move because I am sure we have the technology to counter a missile and since like it was already stated, one country versus at least 10 other countries – not a smart move.

    I bet you anything China, Iran, and North Korea are all teaming up against us.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • kydumpsterfire

      >I bet you anything China, Iran, and North Korea are all teaming up against us.

      China stands to lose a lot from an attack against the United States and the idea of Iran and North Korea collaborating on just about anything is patently absurd. It's 2013–can we please drop this "axis of evil" crap already?

      January 25, 2013 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hayley

    I dont get how its a test if they are aiming to launch it at us?

    January 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • tyler

      so they know how far and accurate the have to be probably

      January 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
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