North Korean leader Kim Jong Un renewed his threats to launch a "pre-emptive nuclear attack" on American soil. Such an attack would result in the catastrophic loss of life along the West coast. The radiation poisoning from the nuclear fallout would linger in the air for hundreds of miles for many years.
Jong Un's statement comes just weeks after the country detonated nuclear warheads underground which resulted in a massive earthquake, The Sun reports.
A foreign ministry spokesman said: "Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to pre-emptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest."
The UN is set to impose the toughest sanctions yet on North Korea, which hosted a delegation of former NBA stars, including Dennis Rodman, last week.
The UN will draft the proposals for the sanctions against North Korea today.
On Monday the White House denounced Rodman's visit to a starving country where citizens are forced to cannibalize the dead.
“Instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the North Korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people, who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights,” Carney said. Source
"I ate a lot of pig in North Korea," said Rodman, who was treated like a visiting dignitary by basketball lover Jong Un.
After returning to the U.S., Rodman was ejected from a NY Hotel on Sunday for loudly ranting about what a great guy Jong Un is.
Rodman plans to return to North Korea to broker a peace deal, celebrity website TMZ reports.
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