North Korea has condemned the upcoming military exercises by US and South Korean troops
The commentary piece condemned South Korean officials for allegedly holding talks with the US as they plan to host the biggest ever joint military drill to antagonise the hermit state.
The piece by DPRK Today reads: "The puppets (in the South) do not hide their aim of conducting the exercise for a preemptive strike against our nuclear and missile bases, manifesting the will of the US and its followers to stage an all-out war against us."
North Korea also promised to launch an attack of “converging fire” if they feel threatened by the joint military exercises.
The communist state also boasted it had the “strongest nuclear weapons” and “state-of-the-art strategic strike measures” which could be unleashed at any point, according to Yonhap News.
Preparations for the enormous military drill are now underway, with military officials in Washington and Seoul sending warships, fighter planes, bombers and troops for the record-breaking operation on the Korean Peninsula, dubbed ‘Key Resolve’.
America and South Korea prepare for war against North Korea Tue, January 24, 2017
U.S. and South Korean marines participate in the endurance exercise in temperature below minus 20 degrees celsius under a scenario to defend the country from any possible attacks from North Korea.
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Tensions between despotic leader Kim Jong-un and Western leaders have increased after North Korea tested another ballistic missile on Sunday morning in a move widely condemned by western leaders.
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe described the missile test as “absolutely intolerable”.
Pyongyang released images of the ballistic missile launch this weekend
The puppets (in the South) do not hide their aim of conducting the exercise for a preemptive strike against our nuclear and missile bases, manifesting the will of the US and its followers to stage an all-out war against us
DPRK Today report
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He added: “North Korea must fully comply with the relevant UN security counsel resolutions.”
Meanwhile President Trump said: “I just want everybody to understand that the USA stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 per cent.”
Earlier on Tuesday, news emerged that Kim Jong-un’s half-brother had been killed in a Malaysian airport.
Kim Jong-nam, Kim Jong-un's brother, was murdered in a Malaysian airport on Tuesday
Kim Jong-nam, 45, was the oldest son of Kim Jong-ill, the current leader's father and predecessor.
Initial reports by South Korean media say he was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport by two women, said to be North Korean operatives, carrying a "poisoned needle".
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