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North Korea’s Foreign Ministry threatened war with any country that stops its ships on the high seas under new sanctions approved by the U.N. Security Council in response to its May 25 nuclear test.

North Korea put its armed forces on standby for war Monday.

North Korea is already believed to have enough plutonium for at least half a dozen atomic bombs.

“As long as our country has become a proud nuclear power, the U.S. should take a correct look at whom it is dealing with,” the paper said. “It would be a grave mistake for the U.S. to think it can remain unhurt if it ignites the fuse of war on the Korean peninsula.”

North Korea says its nuclear program is a deterrent against the U.S., which it accuses of plotting to invade and topple its regime. Washington, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, has repeatedly denied having any such plans.

The two Koreas technically remain in a state of war since their three-year conflict ended in a cease-fire, not a peace treaty, in 1953. Hundreds of thousands of troops are amassed on each side of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas, making the Korean border one of the world’s most heavily armed.

“This administration — and our military is fully prepared for any contingencies,” Obama said during an interview with CBS News.

“I don’t want to speculate on hypotheticals,” Obama said. “But I want … to give assurances to the American people that the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted in terms of what might happen.”

A Japanese newspaper reported that North Korea may  fire “its most advanced ballistic missile toward Hawaii around July 4.”

Defense Secretary robert gates announced Thursday that he had ordered the military to deploy missile interceptors and radar to protect Hawaii from a North Korean long-range rocket.

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