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North Korea enters 'state of war' with South

  • North Korea declared on Saturday it is entering a "state of war" with South Korea.

    A statement released on Saturday said: "From this time on, the North-South relations will be entering the state of war and all issues raised between the North and the South will be handled accordingly.

    It added to take "stern physical actions" against "any provocative act".

    North Korea has threatened such attacks nearly every day since it was sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council for a third nuclear test in February.

    However, not many believe the North will live up to its pledge. It has technically been at war with South Korea since 1953 as no peace treaty was signed following an armistice at the end of the Korean War.