Not from any humanitarianThe North’s official Korean Central News Agency called the resolution unanimously adopted by the Council “unprecedented and gangster-like,” and it quoted Mr. Kim as repeating his exhortation to his military to further advance its nuclear and missile capabilities.
“The only way for defending the sovereignty of our nation and its right to existence under the present extreme situation is to bolster up nuclear force, both in quality and quantity, and keep balance of forces,” Mr. Kim was quoted as saying.
He then stressed “the need to get the nuclear warheads deployed for national defense always on standby so as to be fired any moment,” the agency said.
Later Friday, the North issued a statement calling the Security Council resolution a “heinous provocation” and promising unspecified “strong and ruthless physical responses.”
In China-adjacent news, belligerence in a Mr. Kim stylee, from these/your United Snakes.
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David Larter / Navy Times:It's as if Il Drumpf were already in charge at the White House. On the brighter side, we may all be dead or at least dying painfully from radiation sickness, starvation or whatever (So many ways!) before he's elected.
The U.S. just sent a carrier strike group to confront China
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