March 11th, 2013
10:01 PM ET

North Korea scraps 60-year-old armistice with South

North Korea officials "scrapped" the armistice that created nearly 60 years of uneasy peace with South Korea, after the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed tougher sanctions Thursday against Pyongyang for carrying out its third nuclear test.

North Korea also threatened in an editorial in its state-run newspaper:

"As the armistice agreement has been nullified, no one can expect what will happen next."

Is this just your run-of-the-mill saber rattling  or does North Korea's new young leader feel he has something to prove?

President Obama's National Security Adviser Tom Donilon says the U.S. isn't taking any chances.

"The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state. Nor will we stand by while it seeks to develop a nuclear-armed missile that can target the United States," Donilon said.

OutFront tonight: Former  Obama administration National Security Adviser General Jim Jones.

Filed under: International • News • North Korea
soundoff (No Responses)

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.