Wednesday, May 27, 2009
North Korea, through its official news agency, is threatening "unimaginable and merciless punishment" on those who provoke it even once.
The North says it is not afraid of sanctions and warns that it considers South Korea's decision to join the U.S.-led Proliferation Security Initiative a declaration of war. It says if the South tries to stop or search any of its ships it would respond with military action. The PSI is aimed at keeping any WMD's from getting through.
Meanwhile, a South Korean newspaper (Chosun Ilbo) reports U.S. spy satellites have detected signs of steam at a nuclear plant. It's an indication the facility may have started reprocessing nuclear fuel.
Amid all the war talk in Pyongyang, there was a celebration at a stadium in the capitol of the country's successful nuclear test.
The test has angered the most of the world. Even China and Russia, both close allies of North Korea, have opposed the test.