Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Pyongyang: Hey? Why should the U.S. have all the fun?

N Korea threatens US with first strike Pyongyang asserts right to pre-emptive attack as tensions rise over American build-up Jonathan Watts in Pyongyang Thursday February 6, 2003 The Guardian North Korea is entitled to launch a pre-emptive strike against the US rather than wait until the American military have finished with Iraq, the North's foreign ministry told the Guardian yesterday. Warning that the current nuclear crisis is worse than that in 1994, when the peninsula stood on the brink of oblivion, a ministry spokesman called on Britain to use its influence with Washington to avert war. "The United States says that after Iraq, we are next", said the deputy director Ri Pyong-gap, "but we have our own countermeasures. Pre-emptive attacks are not the exclusive right of the US."
I'm sure the mavens at the White House can figure some reason why its okay for them to have a pre-emptive attack policy, but not North Korea. The world waits.


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