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article imageNorth Korea vows 'fire shower of nuclear retaliation' if provoked

By John Louie S. Ramos     Jun 25, 2009 in World
PYONGYANG, North Korea — About 100,000 demonstrators filled North Korea's Pyongyang's main square, commemorating the anniversary of the start of the 3-year Korean war in the 1950's.
Demonstrators were also shouting and protesting against U.S. intervention with regards to the skirmishes between the North and South Korea.
The North Korean government earlier addressed that they would retaliate if provoke and they are ready to launch nuclear assault for any US-led attack.
Pyongyang officials also vowed to enlarge its atomic arsenal to prepare for the worse case scenario. The North, ever since conducting nuclear test last May has been into a tension-filled standoff with the US, South Korea, European Union and even the U.N. Security Council.
The United Nations already passed a resolution punishing the North and the US and South already engaged themselves in a harsh word wars against the North.
Meanwhile even the Russian and Chinese government has been involved in talks with the North, specifically in disarming their nuclear weapon program.
Just recently, there were reports that the North will initiate missile attacks, targeting the shores of Hawaii. Likewise the North Korean cargo ship Kang Nam was spotted voyaging towards Myanmar. Kang Nam is believed to be carrying small firearms, artillery and ammunition.
The North has been said to have exported banned missiles to Syria and Iraq.
On the South Korean side, President Lee Myung-bak said that the government is ready to protect the lives and wealth of it's people in case war rages on.
At the moment the North and the South is on a truce agreement.
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