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North Korea: We Will Weaponize Nuclear Stockpiles

I'll see your sanctions and raise you some weaponized plutonium... SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea responded to new United Nations sanctions on

I'll see your sanctions and raise you some weaponized plutonium...

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea responded to new United Nations sanctions on Saturday by defiantly vowing to press forward with production of nuclear weapons and take “resolute military actions” against efforts to isolate it.

In a statement on the North’s official Korean Central News Agency, an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry was quoted as saying that his nation will continue its nuclear program to defend itself against what he called a hostile United States policy. He was quoted as saying his nation will “weaponize” its existing plutonium stockpiles and begin a new program to enrich uranium, another material that can be used to make atomic warheads.

The statement was released hours after the Security Council voted to punish the North for its May 25 nuclear test and ballistic missile tests with tough sanctions including an arms embargo and high-seas searches of North Korean vessels.

“We’ll take firm military action if the United States and its allies try to isolate us,” the spokesman said, according to KCNA.

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