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Seoul warns N. Korean regime will 'perish from earth' in case of nuclear attack
By Kim Eun-jung
SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- Seoul's defense ministry on Friday dismissed North Korea's warning of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against South Korea and the United States, warning such provocation will only lead to collapse of the communist regime.

Pyongyang has ramped up tensions on the Korean Peninsula with daily threats of attacks in response to new sanctions adopted by the U.N. Security Council over last month's atomic test.