Report: North Korea Wants To Nuke The US
North Korea is saying that it wants to nuke the United States, according to NBC News.
This hype and rhetoric comes before the United States and China look for the United Nations to boost sanctions on the North Koreans. However, NBC reports that this talk might actually be a little more serious than previous chatter from the totalitarian nation, with experts from the International Crisis Group saying the North Koreans think this is like how America acted before invading Afghanistan.
But the NBC story also notes how despite North Korea's claims that it is a legitimate threat to the United States, the United States and South Korean coalition would have Pyongyang captured in 24 hours. North Korea is upset with the impending sanctions and also the military drills the U.S. and South Korea continue to conduct.
North Korea has in the past tried to develop a relationship with the United States after the Korean War where the communist nation tried to get help developing nuclear weapons from China and the Soviet Union in the 1960s, but both nations refused. North Korea joined in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1985 as a non-nuclear member, but left in the early 1990s when U.S. intelligence photos questioned the communists' nuclear ambitions.
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