North Korea says ready for 'another attack' against U.S. 'provocations'
- Wall St. drops on bleak GE outlook; Microsoft blunts losses
- British American Tobacco Offers to Acquire Remaining Shares of Reynolds American (RAI) for $56.50/Share
- General Electric (GE) Tops Q3 EPS by 2c; Updates FY16 EPS Outlook
- Pre-Open Stock Movers 10/21: (ALKS) (RAI) (PFPT) (MSFT) Higher; (SGY) (TWLO) (RRGB) Lower (more...)
- Oil on track for first weekly loss in five weeks on strong dollar
Get inside Wall Street with StreetInsider Premium. Claim your 2-week free trial here.
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - North Korea's Foreign Minister said on Thursday the country was ready to launch another attack against the "provocations" of the United States, whose bombers this week flew over South Korea in a show of solidarity with its ally after Pyongyang's latest nuclear test.
North Korea set off its most powerful nuclear blast to date this month, saying it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile and ratcheting up a threat that its rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain.
Two U.S. B-1 bombers flew over South Korea on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from the North.
"The people of Korea are ready to stage another attack against the provocations of the United States," said Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho during a speech at a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement countries in Venezuela that was translated into Spanish.
Seoul has also said North Korea was ready to conduct an additional nuclear test at any time.
North Korea's latest test has launched a fresh push by the United States and South Korea for more sanctions. Pressure for further sanctions was "laughable", North Korea has said, vowing to continue to strengthen its nuclear power.
(Reporting by Diego Ore; Editing by James Dalgleish)
Serious News for Serious Traders! Try StreetInsider.com Premium Free!
You May Also Be Interested In
- Banks warn share tax hike threatens Paris' post-Brexit appeal
- Bunkers and booby-traps as Islamic State makes a stand in Libya
- Moody's says DoJ preparing complaint alleging rating violations
Create E-mail Alert Related CategoriesReuters
Sign up for StreetInsider Free!
Receive full access to all new and archived articles, unlimited portfolio tracking, e-mail alerts, custom newswires and RSS feeds - and more!