N. Korea warns of nuclear disaster

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SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said Wednesday the Korean peninsula would be engulfed by “massive nuclear disaster” if war breaks out there again, warning the US it will not be safe in the event of a conflict.

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“If the war breaks out again in this land, it will bring about a massive nuclear disaster and the US will never be safe,” Kim said in his New Year message, broadcast on state TV.

“We are faced with a dangerous situation in which a small, accidental military clash can lead to an all-out war,” he said.

Kim added he would not beg for peace and vowed to protect the impoverished but nuclear-armed North with strong self-defense measures against enemies.

The young leader also hailed the recent execution of his powerful uncle as a “resolute action,” labeling Jang Song-thaek “scum.”

AFP

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