February 18, 2003

North Korea Threatens To Withdraw From Armistice:

That's the threat today from the Korean People's Army. From the NY Times:

North Korea's military threatened today to abandon its commitment to the 1953 Korean War armistice if the United States moves to impose penalties like a naval blockade for its suspected nuclear weapons program.

The North's state-run news media has kept the nation near a war hysteria since the nuclear crisis flared up last fall, and it was not clear if the latest statement marked a real change in policy. But the warning came from the nation's all-powerful military, the Korean People's Army.

"The K.P.A. side will be left with no option but to take a decisive step to abandon its commitment to implement the Armistice Agreement as a signatory to it and free itself from the binding force of all its provisions, regarding the possible sanctions to be taken by the U.S. side against the D.P.R.K."

Read some of the North Korean rhetoric on the "nuclear issue" here.

UPDATE: Here's a story from the AP that's more informative than the one in the NY Times.

Posted by Avocare at February 18, 2003 06:30 AM
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