North Korea ‘Skating Close To A Dangerous Line,’ Says U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Source: Agence France Presse / The Huffington Post

North Korea is “skating very close to a dangerous line” with its heated rhetoric and provocative actions, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters Wednesday.

The United States and its allies hoped Pyongyang would tone down its inflammatory language but the American military was prepared for any possibility, Hagel said.

“North Korea …with its bellicose rhetoric, its actions, has been skating very close to a dangerous line,” the Pentagon chief said.

“Our country is fully prepared to deal with any contingency, any action that North Korea may take or any provocation that they may instigate,” Hagel added.

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