Recent tensions between North Korea and South Korea have shaken up the international community with fears the present situation could lead to a new war. Al Jazeera has reported today, Jan. 25, 2013, North Korea threatens South over UN sanctions. There have been threats from North Korea to attack South Korea if it joins a new round of
tightened UN sanctions against Pyongyang.
Official sources from North Korea have said, "Sanctions amount to a declaration of war against us." The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea has said, "If the South Korean puppet regime of traitors directly participates in the so-called UN 'sanctions', strong physical counter-measures would be taken." This warning, which was carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, came after North Korea's top military body on Thursday had threatened to conduct a third nuclear test and to boost its ability to strike the US.
Gloria Riviera has also reported on China's response to this story for ABC News, North Korea's Newest Threats Irk Its Main Ally China. North Korea's primary ally, China, has warned that it could pull its aid if North Korea doesn't tone it down and drop plans for another nuclear test. China has been North Korea's primary supporter in the region, and a key provider of energy and food aid, for a long time. K.J. Kwon and Jethro Mullen have reported for CNN that North Korea had already threatened to carry out more rocket launches and a nuclear test specifically targeting the United States, After threats against U.S., North Korea turns ire to South. This is all very dangerous rhetoric, with the entire civilized world hoping North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will choose diplomacy over war with South Korea and the United States.