The North Koreans appear to be building up for another provocation of some sort with most people expecting a third nuclear test:
North Korea’s foreign ministry vowed Monday to “continue to strengthen its deterrence against all forms of war,” a worrying statement by a country with active nuclear weapons and rocket programs.
The statement, carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency, comes a month after the provocative communist country successfully launched a long-range rocket believed to be a test of ballistic missile technology that could someday allow Pyongyang to strike the continental U.S. with a nuclear warhead.
Many analysts believe North Korea could soon conduct a third nuclear test despite U.N. resolutions prohibiting additional development of Pyongyang’s nuclear program. The North conducted nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009.
The statement also called for the dissolution of the United Nations Command, calling it a harmful “legacy of the Cold War” that has helped prevent the adoption of a peace treaty that would officially end the Korean War, [Stars & Stripes]