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Monday, 07 March 2016 05:31

Norh Korea threatens to nuke South, US over war games

Norh Korea threatens to nuke South, US over war games
North Korea has threatened "indiscriminate" nuclear strikes against the US and South Korea if they go ahead with joint military drills scheduled to commence on Monday.

The announcement was made via an early Monday statement released by North's National Defense Commission, citing the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

"The indiscriminate nuclear strike... will clearly show those keen on aggression and war, the military mettle of (North Korea),"said the statement.

Thousands of South Korean and US forces are slated to take part in the upcoming the annual war games, dubbed "Foal Eagle" and "Key Resolve."

In the statement, Pyongyang claimed the exercises are "undisguised nuclear war drills" which threaten the North's national sovereignty, warning of an all-out attack in response to "even the slightest military action."

"If we push the buttons to annihilate the enemies even right now, all bases of provocations will be reduced to seas in flames and ashes in a moment," it added.

Earlier, the North slammed drills, saying Washington would be held accountable for “igniting war.”

This is not the first time Pyongyang threatens its opponents with an attack ahead of military exercises in the region.

The threat was issued as North Korea’s nuclear arsenal remained in a “pre-emptive attack” mode following a Friday order by Kim Jong-Un.

MG

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