North Korea Issues Blunt New Threat To United States -- New York Times
WASHINGTON — A blunt and explicit threat from North Korea on Thursday that its missile and nuclear programs would “target” the United States poses a stark challenge to the Obama administration even as it hoped it could focus its major diplomatic effort on restraining Iran’s less-advanced nuclear program.
The statement from the North Korean National Defense Commission, the country’s highest military body, was considerably more specific than past warnings from the country, and explicitly ruled out any talks over “denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula, which has been the objective of on-again, off-again talks with Pyongyang for two decades.
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North Korea directs nuclear threat at US -- Hindustan Times/AP
North Korea to target US in nuclear test -- The Australian/AFP
'Provocative' test threat in North's US tirade -- The Australian
North Korea threatens nuclear test and further rocket launches -- The Guardian
North Korea Vows New Nuclear Test 'Aimed' at US -- Voice of America
North Korea 'plans to conduct nuclear test' -- Al Jazeera
North Korea threatens new nuclear test 'aimed' at US (+video) -- Christian Science Monitor
North Korea 'plans to conduct nuclear test' -- Christian Science Monitor
North Korea Threatens U.S. in Nuclear Warning -- Wall Street Journal
U.S. "very concerned" about North Korea's nuclear statements: Panetta -- Reuters
U.S. Says North Korea Needlessly Provocative With Threats -- Bloomberg
Panetta: US ‘very concerned’ over Korea nuclear test, sees no outward sign it will be soon -- Washington Post/AP
US, Germany condemn North Korea over nuclear test threat -- Deutsche Welle