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North Korea Seems Determined To Go To War

The Yonhap News Agency, South Korea’s official news agency, has just reported more missiles being fired by North Korea.

A recent report on its web site says:

“N. Korea fires short-range missile off east coast: source

SEOUL, May 29 (Yonhap) — North Korea launched an additional short-range missile from its east coast, an official at the government official said Friday.

North Korea appears to have launched a missile into the East Sea at around 6:12 p.m., according to the official.

The North has been firing a series of missiles since Monday, when it said it successfully conducted a second nuclear test.”

These latest test would seem to further show North Korea’s determination to snub its nose at the World and further antagonise South Korea. It is also sure to push the rest of the World towards tougher sanctions through the U.N. Security Council.

With North Korea’s threat to respond to any action against its shipping or ships enroute to its ports with military action and its continuing aggression it seems determined to force a military conflict with South Korea.

North Korea Threatens War with the South.

North Korea has announced that it no longer recognises the 1953 armistice that ended its war with South Korea. What would seem to make this announcement more serious than previous announcement is that it came directly from the North Korean military rather than its official newsagency.

This renouncing of the armistice comes as South Korea joins the US-led Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), with North Korea describing it as tantamount to a declaration of war.
Pyongyang has announced that any attempt to stop and search any North Korean ships or ships delivering goods to North Korea “will face an immediate and strong military strike in response.”

“Our military will no longer be bound by the armistice accord as the current US leadership… has drawn the puppets (South Korea) into the PSI,” said the statement from the North’s military representative at the border truce village of Panmunjom.