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North Korea military on ‘highest alert’

Renews threats against South, US mainland

SEOUL — North Korea’s military said it placed all its missile and artillery units on ‘‘the highest alert’’ on Tuesday, ordering them to be ready to hit South Korea, as well as the United States and its military installations in the Pacific islands of Hawaii and Guam.

The threat from the North’s Korean People’s Army Supreme Command came only hours after President Park Geun-hye of South Korea warned that the North Korean leadership could ensure its survival only when it abandons its nuclear weapons, long-range missiles, provocations, and threats.

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