North Korea Threatens South After Firing Ballistic Missiles

  • Launch comes after claim North has miniaturized nuclear bombs
  • U.S., South Korean military drills under way south of border

People watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seoul on Wednesday. The North Korean leader has said that his country would retaliate with nuclear missiles if it is attacked by the U.S. and South Korea.

Photographer: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo

North Korea threatened “special” military steps against South Korea hours after firing short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, raising tensions amid the Kim Jong Un regime’s claim it can now arm rockets with nuclear warheads.

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