U.S. promises not to invade North Korea

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State, said for the first time that the United States would not attack North Korea. Rice rejected a suggestion that Pyongyang may feel it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself against an Iraq-style U.S. invasion.

North Korea said today that; "If the U.S. keeps pestering us and increases pressure, we will regard it as a declaration of war and will take a series of physical corresponding measures."