North Korea has claimed it is planning rocket launches and a nuclear test that will target the United States.

The National Defense Commission in Pyongyang threatened on Thursday to wage a ‘full-fledged confrontation’ against the U.S. for what it calls continued hostility.

The announcement dramatically steps up its threats against the nation, which it says is its ‘enemy.’

The announcement by the country’s top military body came a day after the United Nations Security Council agreed a U.S.-backed resolution to censure and sanction the country for a rocket launch in December that breached U.N. rules.

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