- uploaded: Jan 24, 2013
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North Korea has warned of 'a full-fledged confrontation' with Washington, promising to conduct a rocket launch and a nuclear test targeting the US. The threats come a day after the UN Security Council expanded US-backed sanctions against Pyongyang for its rocket launch in December.
Political analyst Nile Bowie says Washington is keeping up pressure because North Korea's isolation benefits Barack Obama's Asia policy.