North Korea has threatened to cancel the long-standing armistice signed at the conclusion of the Korean War, should the U.S. and South Korea continue to engage in military drills. The Communist country previously warned of "destruction" of the South for the same reason.
The recent blusters of aggression by the North have led the U.N. to propose more sanctions for the already isolated country. The organization's Security Council meets on Tuesday to discuss options, reports CNN. North Korea detonated a nuclear weapon underground on February 12, heightening the tension on both sides.
The Security Council may, however, have a difficult time balancing the diverse interests of its members with veto power, in particular, Russia and China. The latter has been a longtime ally of North Korea but nonetheless disturbed by the recent displays of military might.
The U.S. and North Korea have been technically at war since the end of the Korean war in 1953 which ended with no peace treaty being signed.
by RTT Staff Writer
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