North Korea routinely seeks to raise tensions ahead of annual joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean forces that usually begin in March. This year, Pyongyang has offered to suspend nuclear testing if Washington calls off the exercises.
However, North Korea’s National Defence Commission said on Wednesday the United States was inching close to “igniting a war of aggression” and that the Obama administration was working to trigger its collapse.
The commission, Pyongyang’s supreme leadership body, is headed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“Since the gangster-like U.S. imperialists are blaring that they will “bring down” the DPRK … the army and people of the DPRK cannot but officially notify the Obama administration of the USA that the DPRK has neither need nor willingness to sit at the negotiating table with the U.S. any longer,” it said.
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