Kim Jong Un said on Wednesday that North Korea would attack U.S. military bases in the Pacific in addition to South Korea if its “enemies … make even the slightest movement,” according to the North’s official KCNA news agency.
The North also hit out over deployment of a U.S. B-52 bomber to South Korea, warning of “all-out action” – the latest of a series of threats issued by Pyongyang.
KCNA news agency said, in its usual flowery rhetoric, that the presence of the bomber showed the U.S. was preparing for “a pre-emptive nuclear strike,” echoing its own earlier threat to do that.
Tensions have risen sharply on the Korean peninsula following a rocket test by the North in December and a nuclear bomb test in February. In response, the U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed early this month to impose further sanctions.
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