Saturday, March 30, 2013

US takes North Korean threat 'seriously' as Pyongyang enters 'state of war'

The White House said on Saturday that it takes North Korea's latest saber-rattling threats seriously while cautioning that Pyongyang has a long history of bellicose rhetoric.

North Korea's latest bout of angry rhetoric included a vow that it is entering a "state of war" with South Korea a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed off on an order putting its missile units on standby to attack US military bases in the South.

"We've seen reports of a new and unconstructive statement from North Korea. We take these threats seriously and remain in close contact with our South Korean allies," said Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the White House national security council.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/US-takes-North-Korean-threat-seriously-as-Pyongyang-enters-state-of-war/articleshow/19294626.cms