U.S. slams North Korea threats, warns ready for "any contingency"

Reuters News

3/26/2013 12:10:20 PM - Reuters News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday condemned North Korea's threats to target U.S. military bases, saying the United States was ready to respond to "any contingency."

"We're concerned about any threat raised by the North Koreans," Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.

"They need to stop threatening peace on the peninsula, that doesn't help anyone ... and we stand ready to respond to any contingency."

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Vicki Allen)