The provocative statement comes weeks after the country conducted underground nuclear tests which caused a massive earthquake.
America’s west coast cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco are feared to be in Kim’s sights.
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."
The UN today has voted to implement its toughest restrictions yet on North Korea in a bid to halt its nuclear ambitions.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: "The international community will not tolerate its pursuit of nuclear weapons."
The threat from North Korea was followed by a chilling new propaganda film via its official Youtube channel.
The warped film shows the might of the North Korean military. The footage shows missiles being fired and dramatic military parades.
A convoy of North Korean missiles on trucks is also seen rolling through Pyongyang.
The UN sanctions imposed today include a list of luxury items the country's rulers will be banned from importing.
"These sanctions will bite and bite hard,” said US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.
She added: "North Korea will achieve nothing by continued threats and provocations. These will only further isolate the country and its people and undermine international efforts to promote peace and stability in northeast Asia."
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.
However experts doubt the country's ability to produce a warhead capable of being fitted to a long-range missile.
We used up all the fuel on the last test flight.
The United States has had a working laser missile defense since at least 2003, when it was used to bring down the Columbia.
Dear North Korea,
Please start with Washington DC.
Thanks so much!
You send this to NK yet???.....lmao
No disrespect but how is this man a tyrant when he has only been on power a short time, has not as far as I know committed any atrocities or actions that would earn him that label? I mean sure, he is a continuation of the Kim dynasty from Kim iL Sung, Kim jong iL and himself but he isn't overseas with his military invading and bombing the shit out of everything in the name of freedom and democracy.
The NWO has to make a boogie man out of anyone & anything that contradicts their agenda.
Fantastic comment! I feel the same. Yes he is a shit but this is a case of who is the bigger shit. I am totally against nuclear weapons but I still find it a little bit ironic how the USA goes around preaching peace and democracy while using violence and illegal occupations. People seem to forget that the US is the only country in the history of mankind to use thermonuclear weapons against civilian population. Twice. With this said, I am against this man having these evil weapons that kill innocent individuals. I am sure North Korea contains many good people who are being oppressed.
Dennis Rodman just recently visited Kim Jong-un and Rodman said Kim Jung-un wanted Obama to call him. Sounds like he wants a truce.
Dennis Rodman must have really pissed off Kim Jong-un??
It seems to me that each and every human being on this planet has a responsibility to talk to Leaders like Kim Jong-un
and let them know what "LIFE" is really like outside their little cold depraved country. Sounds like this guy Kim Jong-un needs to get LAID !!! Take him to Disneyland/DisneyWorld/Vegas, etc....show him a good time and soften" him up a little. I have seen some Korean Martial arts teachers(Senseis) that are pretty ruthless and hard.Martial Arts is one thing, but if this leader Kim Jong-un doesn't understand his own culture, he is just flexing his muscles.
I don't think Barry Soetoro has the "Balls" or support to do anything unless it actually comes to a "Nuclear" exchange, however, he has "wasted" quite a few people with OUR Military in a few countries. What is it that has given this "new" kid" on the "World block" cause for concern??? If N. Korea launches, we will respond. (Or "should" respond) http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/07/17225444-north-kore...
OR According to some news reports, it seems someone is "pressuring" North Korea or "Posturing".(South Korea?) Barry? Have YOU been playing with some High Security "Toys" without permission ? There is no reason why North Korea would want to make any threats,.......Unless Dennis Rodman pissed him off or said something really stupid??? Dennis????? Barry ????!!!
Well, thank God, I no longer work at the White House, but I'm sure North Korea knows the coordinates of Hawaii as well. Or any Military Air Bases in Japan, South Korea, etc....Either way, Kim Jong-un would be making a serious mistake and opening up an BIG can of Whoop ass!(Rodney King: "Why can't we all just get along?") We just lost one "bad boy" on this "block", we can do away with another one if necessary.(pass the egg rolls)