Kerry to North Korea: Knock Off the Bluster
Warns that US won't tolerate a nuclear North
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 2, 2013 6:17 PM CDT
Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se at the State Department.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – John Kerry today warned North Korea to halt a recent spate of rhetoric and actions, and he vowed that the US would defend itself and allies South Korea and Japan from any trouble. The secretary of state's comments came after North Korea ratcheted up an almost daily string of threats toward the three nations with an announcement that it would revive a long-dormant nuclear reactor and ramp up production of atomic weapons material.

"The bottom line, very simply, is that what Kim Jong-Un has been choosing to do is provocative, it is dangerous, reckless, and the United States will not accept the DPRK as a nuclear state," Kerry said at a joint news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. Reviving the reactor would be "a direct violation" of North Korea's international commitments and a "very serious step," he added. Still, both Kerry and his South Korean counterpart said the door remained open for North Korea to return to multi-national nuclear disarmament talks.

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backtooakland
Apr 3, 2013 11:21 AM CDT
The Kimster must have a SERIOUS case of penis envy.
hog_one
Apr 3, 2013 3:52 AM CDT
I was reading the story and all of a sudden I had a flash back to when I was a kid. I was rideing in the family car along with my brother, sister's and parents. I could have sworn I heard my dad's voice say, "don't make me pull this car over and come back there, knock it off and behave back there". So I guess that was Kerry's way to pull a mind game on Kim Joung and give him a flash back to when he was a kid and put the fear of the car being pulled over. Because you knew if dad pulled the car over, you were in BIG trouble.
MisterPlinkett
Apr 3, 2013 3:18 AM CDT
No American with a small fraction of a brain listens to this moron, so why would some psychos in NK care what he has to say?