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White House says ‘won’t be surprised’ if North Korea launches missile strike

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): The White House stated that the Barack Obama administration will not be surprised if North Korea followed through on its threats to launch a missile.

According to White House press secretary Jay Carney, the administration will not be shocked if North Korea takes such an action, adding that they have seen reports of the country preparing to launch a missile, Politico reports.

Stating that the administration is monitoring the situation closely, Carney said that the United Nations Security Council has repeatedly condemned North Korea’s missile launchings as violations of their obligations under numerous UN resolutions.

Carney also added that another such action will fit the country’s current pattern of bellicose, unhelpful and unconstructive rhetoric and actions.

Reiterating the United States’ call for North Korean leaders to choose peace, Carney said that the White House again urges the country to stop with the provocations and focus instead on meeting their international obligations and feeding their own people, adding that North Korea is making themselves even more isolated with their actions.

According to a report, North Korea has moved missile and launch equipment to its east coast, and the regime asked foreign governments to pull their ambassadors from the country, saying that it could not guarantee their safety as of April 10.

The North Korean government also signaled that war is inevitable because of the ‘increasing threat from the United States’ citing the joint military exercises the United States is conducting with South Korea, according to the report. (ANI)