Vow to re­duce US ‘to ashes’

Cape Argus - - WORLD -

SEOUL/JA­PAN: A North Korean state agency threat­ened yes­ter­day to use nu­clear weapons to “sink” Ja­pan and re­duce the US to “ashes and dark­ness” for sup­port­ing a UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tion and sanc­tions over its lat­est nu­clear test.

The Korea Asia-Pa­cific Peace Com­mit­tee, which han­dles the north’s pro­pa­ganda, also called for the break-up of the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil, which it called “a tool of evil”.

Re­gional ten­sion has risen since the north con­ducted its sixth nu­clear test on Septem­ber 3, fol­low­ing a se­ries of mis­sile tests, in­clud­ing one that flew over Ja­pan.

The coun­cil voted unan­i­mously on a new round of sanc­tions on Mon­day.

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