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"As long as the U.S. brandishes its nuclear cudgel ... we will take steps to increase our nuclear arsenal."
A statement from NORTH KOREA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY admitting publicly that the state has nuclear weapons. North Korea also said it was abandoning indefinitely six-party talks aimed at winding down its nuclear program

"Let them bomb Japan with that nasty missile. Their missile cannot load a nuclear warhead."
SHINTARO ISHIHARA, governor of Tokyo, responding to the statement by North Korea

"The Iranians just need to know the free world is working together to send...

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