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Fully capable of defending against North Korean threat: U.S.
March 7, 2013 / 6:24 PM / in 5 years

Fully capable of defending against North Korean threat: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday said North Korea’s threat of a nuclear strike on the United States would only lead to Pyongyang’s further international isolation and declared that Washington was “fully capable” of defending against any North Korean missile attack.

A worker cleans a sidewalk outside the White House in Washington March 2, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters North Korea “will achieve nothing by threats or provocations,” when asked about Pyongyang’s warning that it had a “right to preemptive nuclear attack” against its foes.

Reporting By Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Sandra Maler

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