N. Korea threatens rival South over UN sanctions

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea on Friday threatened "physical counter-measures" against rival South Korea over a tightening of UN sanctions against Pyongyang following its recent rocket launch.

"If the South Korean puppet regime of traitors directly participates in the so-called UN 'sanctions', strong physical countermeasures would be taken," the North's Committee for Peaceful Reunification of Fatherland said.