NORTH Korea has sensationally vowed to launch a NUCLEAR attack on the USA.
The provocative statement comes weeks after the country conducted underground nuclear tests which caused a massive earthquake.
A foreign ministry spokesman said: “Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to pre-emptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest.”
However experts doubt the country’s ability to produce a warhead capable of being fitted to a long-range missile.
The UN is set to impose its toughest sanctions yet on Kim Jong-un’s nation – they will be drafted today.
The nuke warning from North Korea was put out by the country’s official news agency and accused the US of leading the calls for the crippling sanctions.