SEOUL, April 14 North Korea's military said on
Friday it would "ruthlessly ravage" the United States if
Washington chose to attack, as a U.S. aircraft carrier group
headed for the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth
nuclear weapons test.
"Our toughest counteraction against the U.S. and its vassal
forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow
the aggressors to survive," North Korea's official KCNA news
agency quoted its military as saying in a statement.
(Reporting by Jack Kim and Ju-min Park; Editing by Hugh Lawson)