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THREATS North Korea: Nuclear War ‘Simmering’ Ahn Young-joon/AP

North Korea: Nuclear War ‘Simmering’

North Korea said on Wednesday that it will be cutting off all direct military communication with the South, including access to a military hotline. North Korean officials said they would inform the United Nations that the tense conditions on the peninsula have created a situation “for a simmering nuclear war.” The strong rhetoric from North Korea even caused concern from China, Pyongyang’s only major ally in the region, which called the situation “sensitive.” As if the situation couldn’t get any more tense, a South Korean soldier standing guard at the border threw a grenade at a moving object in the dark early Wednesday. A patrol searched at daylight and found no indication of any infiltration by North Korea.

March 27, 2013 6:35 AM