Newsweek: North Korea Threatens US and South Korea With Retaliatory Nuclear Strike
North Korea has threatened nuclear retaliation to a joint U.S.-South Korea military drill in a statement from the country’s Foreign Ministry via state news agency KCNA Monday.
The two-week long Ulchi Freedom Guardian command and control exercise kicked off Monday, with tens of thousands of U.S. and South Korean forces participating. The U.S. has vowed to deliver potent air defense systems to South Korea in the wake of renewed nuclear missile tests by North Korea this year.
Pyongyang has protested the planned deployment and accused the U.S. of “creating an evil cycle of tensions” and “bringing the grave danger of a nuclear war to the Korean peninsula.”
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More News On North Korean Nuclear Threats Against South Korea And The U.S.
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South Korean and U.S. troops start drills as North Korea threatens nuke attacks -- Military Times
US, South Korea start war games despite North Korean threats -- The Hill
Tensions run high in Asia as South Korea, US begin annual military drills -- FOX news
U.S.-South Korea War Games Begin Despite Threats From North Korea -- NPR