A launch drill of Hwasong artillery units as shown in this undated photo [KCNA via Reuters]
NBC: North Korea Is Not Afraid of U.S. Threat Over Nuclear Build-Up: KCNA
North Korea is not frightened by U.S. warnings that pre-emptive military action is on the table, its foreign ministry said Tuesday, describing its expanding nuclear program as a "treasured sword of justice."
A spokesman for the rogue regime dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comment Friday that an elevated weapons threat "would be met with an appropriate response."
"If the businessmen-turned-U.S. authorities thought that they would frighten [North Korea], they would soon know that their method would not work," the foreign ministry said according to state news agency KCNA.
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