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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on
Thursday it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that
would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a
country it called its "enemy".
The announcement by the country's top military body came a day after the
United Nations Security Council agreed a U.S.-backed resolution to censure and
sanction the country for a rocket launch in December that breached U.N.
"We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range
rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are
targeted at the United States," North Korea's National Defence Commission said,
according to state news agency KCNA.
North Korea is believed by South Korea and other
observers to be "technically ready" for a third nuclear test, and the decision
to go ahead rests with leader Kim Jong-un who pressed ahead with the December
rocket launch in defiance of the U.N. sanctions.
"Whether North Korea tests or not is up to North Korea," Glyn Davies, the top
U.S. envoy for North Korean diplomacy, said in the South Korean capital of Seoul
as KCNA released its statement.
"We hope they don't do it. We call on them not to do it," Davies said. "This
is not a moment to increase tensions on the Korean peninsula."
The North was banned from developing missile and nuclear technology under
sanctions dating from its 2006 and 2009 nuclear tests.
The concern now is that Pyongyang, whose only major diplomatic ally, China, endorsed the latest U.N.
resolution, could undertake a third nuclear test using highly enriched uranium
for the first time, opening a second path to a bomb.
Its previous tests have been viewed as limited successes and used plutonium,
of which the North has limited stocks.
North Korea gave no time-frame for the coming test and often employs harsh
rhetoric in response to U.N. and U.S. actions.
Its long-range rockets are not seen as capable of reaching the United States
mainland and it is not believed to have the technology to mount a nuclear
warhead on a long-range missile.
"The UNSC (Security Council) resolution masterminded by the U.S. has brought
its hostile policy towards the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North
Korea) to its most dangerous stage," the commission was quoted as saying.