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FEARS: Even some South Koreans expect a U.S. attack

NORTH KOREA
North Korea Scares Itself
North Korea, which has been demanding that the U.S. enter into a nonaggression pact, last week added a curious "or else." Sign, or this place is toast. "If the U.S. moves to bolster aggression, the whole land of Korea will be reduced to ashes and the Koreans will not escape horrible nuclear disasters," said the peculiarly named Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, the government agency that oversees relations with South Korea.

To drive home the point, North Korea announced it had reactivated its Yongbyon nuclear...

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