N. Korea Warns of 'Third World War' -- Withdraws from Treaty
A television carries coverage of North Korea (news - web sites)'s withdrawal from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in a subway car in Seoul, South Korea (news - web sites), Friday, Jan. 10, 2003. North Korea said Friday that it withdrew from the
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea, warning of a "Third World War," withdrew from the global treaty that bars it from making nuclear weapons but said Friday it was willing to talk to Washington to end the escalating crisis.
The United States said it was not surprised by the North Korean move. South Korea called the nuclear standoff a matter of "life and death." China, the North's closest ally, urged negotiations.