SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tensions mounted over North Korea’s threat to test its first atomic bomb, with shots ringing out Saturday along the border with South Korea and Japan warning of harsh sanctions if Pyongyang goes nuclear.
With a possible test expected as early as Sunday, the U.N. Security Council issued a stern statement Friday urging the country to abandon its nuclear ambitions and warning of unspecified consequences if the isolated, communist regime doesn’t comply.
Jittery nations have warned a test would unravel regional security and possibly trigger an arms race.
A midday incursion Saturday by North Korean troops into the southern side of the no-man’s-land separating North and South Korea only stoked the unease.
South Korean soldiers rattled off 40 warning shots at the five communist troops who crossed the center line of the Demilitarized Zone, the inter-Korean buffer.
What do would-be Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Murtha have to say about this? Bring back the Clinton-Albright team?