North Korea warns of nuclear disaster, threatens US
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Wednesday the Korean peninsula would be engulfed by "massive nuclear disaster" if war breaks out there again, warning the United States it will not be safe in the event of a conflict.
"If the war breaks out again in this land, it will bring about a massive nuclear disaster and the US will never be safe," Mr Kim said in his New Year message, broadcast on state TV.
"We are faced with a dangerous situation in which a small, accidental military clash can lead to an all-out war," he said.
Mr Kim added he would not beg for peace and vowed to protect the impoverished but nuclear-armed North with strong self-defence measures against enemies.