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North Korea Warns U.S. It’s Authorized Nuclear Attack

North Korea stepped up threats against the U.S., authorizing its military to conduct a potential “smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike” while again restricting South Korean access to a joint industrial zone.

The North recently transported a missile to its eastern coast, possibly for training and test-firing, South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan Jin told lawmakers today in Seoul. While it has “considerable” range, the missile isn’t capable of hitting the continental U.S., Kim said.