North Korea has warned the United States and South Korea that planned military drills this month will be met with “unprecedentedly persistent and strong counteractions.”
The hermit nation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the threat Friday after South Korea and the U.S. announced joint military drills have been planned that will focus on addressing North Korea’s growing nuclear viability.
“In case the U.S. and South Korea carry into practice their already announced plan for military drills that [North Korea] – with just apprehension and reason – regards as preparations for an aggression war, they will face unprecedentedly persistent and strong counteractions,” the ministry wrote.
North Korea has long accused the U.S. and South Korea of using joint military drills as a pretext for rehearsing an invasion of the isolated communist country.
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