North Korea issues nuclear threat amid US-S. Korea war games

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North Korea has threatened to turn South Korea and the US into “a heap of ashes through a Korean-style pre-emptive nuclear strike”.

The words come as South Korea and the US begin a 12-day military exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which North Korea has described as an invasion rehearsal.

The exercise involves 25,000 American and 50,000 South Korean troops.

The North Korean Foreign Ministry has described the military exercise as an “unpardonable criminal act” that could bring the peninsula to “the brink of war”.

The country often issues such fiery rhetoric when it feels threatened.

China has also voiced concern about the exercise, with the official Xinhua news agency saying it would make North Korea “more aggressive” at an already sensitive time.

North Korea’s military chiefs said “first strike” units were ready to attack if the US or South Korea showed any signs of invading.

[Sky News]

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