"In regard to North Korea, we have made clear the North Koreans and all in the region, that if North Korea will continue to missile and nuclear programs, we regard it as a threat to the United States and will have to take very tough action" — said Clinton in an interview with ABC television, quoted by online media.
Earlier, North Korea announced that it no longer considers itself bound by the inter-Korean "declaration on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," "null and void due to the policy of nuclear blackmail by the U.S. and South Korea." In addition, North Korea will not hold talks with South Korea, while in Seoul "not reconsider its hostile policy toward Pyongyang."
Meanwhile, the photos taken by a satellite, indicate the possible preparation of a nuclear test site in North Korea for the next test. Experts on the basis of analysis of the photographs have concluded that Pyongyang is ready to implement the third underground nuclear explosion "in a few weeks or sooner." According to American experts, in favor of such findings suggest the cleaning of snow from access roads to the pits, where the blast, and the presence of a tunnel in front of trucks.
Note recent UN Security Council adopted a resolution expanding the list of sanctions against North Korea. The document was supported by all 15 Security Council members, including Russia and China. The resolution extends sanctions against those organizations and individuals who are engaged in the end of last year preparing for the launch. Among them — the DPRK Committee for Aerospace Technology and several heads of relevant departments.
Wrote "Rosbalt" launching heavy rocket "Ynha-3" satellite was held December 12, 2012 around 9:50 (04:50 MSK) with the North Korean launch site Shohei. Japanese authorities reported that at 10:20 (05:20 MSK) rocket passed the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa, it did not bring down