N Korea rejects UN missiles test vote


North Korea today rejected a UN Security Council resolution sanctioning the communist nation for recent missile tests, warning the measure was a prelude to a renewed Korean War.

The North also said it would "bolster its war deterrent for self-defense," a typical phrase often used to refer to the country's nuclear weapons program.

"Our republic vehemently denounces and roundly refutes the 'resolution,' a product of the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK, and will not be bound to it in the least," the ministry said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

DPRK is the abbreviation for the North's official name.