Now North Korea Threatening to Attack South
Warns of 'physical countermeasures' amid sanctions
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2013 6:13 AM CST
Updated Jan 25, 2013 7:48 AM CST
A woman walks by a board which reads "Forward to Final Victory under Leadership of Great Party,” left, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.   (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

(Newser) – Yesterday the US was the target of North Korean warnings; today, Pyongyang is focused on its southern neighbor, threatening to attack if South Korea backs UN sanctions against it. "If the puppet group of traitors takes a direct part in the UN 'sanctions,' the DPRK will take strong physical countermeasures against it," said the North. "'Sanctions' mean a war and a declaration of war against us."

The new president-elect of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, will still seek a dialogue with Pyongyang, the AP reports—but the North's latest threats put her in a tight spot, the New York Times notes. Talks are "a gradual process based on mutual trust and respect, which can begin with keeping promises," says a rep for Park, adding that the North's "nuclear ambitions and further provocations against the South will not be tolerated."

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Jan 26, 2013 12:37 PM CST
Send the woman into combat! The men didn't fare all that well back in the early 1950s. No doubt the fembots will wipe the floor with the KPA. That's the (North) Korean's People's Army.
Jan 25, 2013 7:04 PM CST
Why is this news? Does ANYBODY take these guys seriously?
Jan 25, 2013 7:01 PM CST
TRUTH BE TOLD ...... North Korea only has 'one' valuable asset to sell, it's a rocket with 'the bomb' .. but they must convince the would-be buyers, the rocket and 'the bomb' works. --- The North Koreans demonstrated the rocket worked, now they'll demonstrate 'the bomb' working. --- Since NATO is attacking everybody without 'the bomb' the buyers for 'the bomb' are unlimited. SALES SLOGAN .... IF 'you' don't want to end up like Qaddafi, buy the rocket with 'the bomb' from North Korea, who will not discriminate when it comes to selling 'the bomb' --- Get your rocket with 'the bomb' and you won't have to fear being attack by NATO or anyone. OR, it just could be like I said before ... Kim Jong Un and his generals sitting around drinking beers, and laughing their asses off, and just making up bull-shit just to piss the US off. --- They know the more outrageous their threats are .. the more publicity they'll get .. and the more they make the US look like a paper tiger. REALLY