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Obama extends NKorea sactions

President Barack Obama has extended U.S. economic sanctions against North Korea for another year. He says Pyongyang's nuclear capability continues to "pose an unusual and extraordinary threat" to the United States. North Korea today lashed out at a recent U.S. pledge to provide nuclear defense of South Korea The communist nation says the move boosts its justification to have atomic bombs and invites a potential "fire shower of nuclear retaliation all over South Korea." The commentary in Pyongyang's main Rodong Sinmun newspaper was the North's latest reaction to last week's summit between President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. The allies issued a joint statement committing the U.S. to defend the South with nuclear weapons. The paper claims the "nuclear umbrella" commitment makes it
more likely for the U.S. to mount a nuclear attack on the communist

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