North Korea Threatens South

    South Korean soldiers patrol along a military iron fence in Paju near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas on January 25, 2013. North Korea on January 25 threatened "physical counter-measures" against rival South Korea, the latest in a series of bellicose warnings sparked by a tightening of UN sanctions against Pyongyang. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

    S. Korean soldiers patrolling N. Korean border on Friday. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty)

    Hey, North Korea, pick an enemy. The country directed its threats toward South Korea on Friday, one day after vowing to launch a rocket at the U.S. as part of “all out” action against its “sworn enemy.” In a statement by the wing of the government that manages the relationship with the South, North Korea called United Nations–endorsed sanctions a “declaration of war” and said things could get worse on the peninsula should the South continue its actions. Although North Korea did not give any clues as to what action it would take against the South, many worry that the two Koreas are coming closer to a full-scale war.

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