(USA Today) The White House said Thursday that the United States is fully capable of defending against a North Korean ballistic missile strike.

Earlier Thursday, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously for new sanctions against North Korea, which carried out a third nuclear test Feb. 12. Pyongyang threatened a nuclear strike against the United States.

“The United States is fully capable of defending against any North Korean ballistic missile attack,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

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