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N Korea vows more rockets, doesn't mention nukes
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Seoul, February 12, 2013
First Published: 10:11 IST(12/2/2013)
Last Updated: 10:13 IST(12/2/2013)

North Korea's powerful politburo has vowed to continue firing "powerful long-range rockets," but a statement made no mention of Pyongyang's promise to conduct a nuclear test.

The United States and its allies have been on edge since North Korea said last month it will conduct its third nuclear test to protest toughened sanctions over a December rocket launch that the UN called a cover for a banned missile test.

As the world waits, surrounding countries are warning that a test will prompt more sanctions.

Pyongyang's state media said Tuesday that ruling Workers' Party Political Bureau members are promising future rocket launches as part of an "all-out action of high intensity."

The politburo also called for festivities surrounding the July 27 anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.


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