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Is the -- report it's the bottom of the hour time for the top of the news North Korea now claims.
Has notified the White House.
Cities as -- ratified a merciless.
Nuclear strike on the United States.
And the warning comes just hours after US officials confirmed to Fox News that the Pentagon is deploying an advanced missile defense system to the island of Guam in the western Pacific.
The nuclear standoff has gone downhill and quickly in recent days in fact this morning the Communist nation.
Shut down one of the last remaining peaceful -- it shares with its neighbor and our -- South Korea.
For nearly a decade the two nations of -- jointly operated a factory in North Korea just just right across the heavily -- a militarized zone there.
It's been one of a few rays of hope in an otherwise grim situation.
Today North Korean troops refused to allow the South Korean workers access to that facility.
Keep in mind North Korea it yesterday announced it is re starting a nuclear reactor which it claims will produce fuel for more nukes.
It's the top story at the bottom of the hour in the fox four chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt is on it from our newsroom that the US military seems to be sitting a very clear message -- this -- Yeah -- the deployment to all of this missile defense system to the island of Guam in the Pacific.
Just the latest pop all of that military buildup on the -- did the pop on the -- of the US.
-- remember though that US navy has already sent to destroy is the US has to Qaeda and the USS McCain.
To the western Pacifica well they -- a missile defense mission.
There have also been the flights of those B two bombers which dropped dummy bombs somewhere in the Pacific not to -- from the coast of North Korea.
All of this according to the Defense Secretary because.
North Korea presents what he calls a real and clear danger listen.
It only takes.
Being wrong wants.
And I don't want to be the secretary of defense who was wrong -- So we will continue to take care of the stretchers -- I hope the north.
-- world ratchet -- very dangerous rhetoric down.
Now all of this sends a clear message to South Korea to.
Saying you don't need to act all react because we the United States have -- back -- -- I mentioned that North Korea shut off this North Korean factory which it runs with South Korea to South Korean workers how significant is that.
Well it's significant in the sense that it is the lost example really of cooperation.
Between north and South Korea remember they've already shot down the military and humanitarian.
Hotlines and this was one place.
Went north Koreans worked alongside South Koreans and this according to Gordon Chang the North Korea expert.
Has the potential to become an even -- -- crisis over this case song factory listen.
The next step of course is for them to prevent South Koreans in the zone.
From going back to South Korea and then it becomes a hostage crisis in all of this is really on the way to April 15 which is a 101 anniversary of the birth.
Founder Kim Il -- we're gonna see a lot of provocations up until then and after that.
God knows what happened.
Remember that date April 15 -- not least because a lot of experts including golden.
Believe that Kim Jong on the young leader of North Korea has now backed himself into a -- -- and in a sense to prove himself.
Has to back his words with actions and -- his mind that -- -- no better date to do that than the 100.
Anniversary of the book of the founder of North Korea -- Jonathan Hunt in New York tonight Jonathan thanks.
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