North Korea Threatens To Attack U.S. With Nuclear Power Over Continuing Military Drills With South Korea

North Korea reiterated Friday its threat to attack the U.S. with nuclear force, should the country believe joint military exercises by the U.S. and South Korea put Pyongyang’s security at risk. North Korea’s latest warning came about a week after its previous one July 29, when it said it would attack the White House and the Pentagon for increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula.


The annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises, begun in 2008 by Washington and Seoul, are viewed as serving practice for war by North Korea, which has repeatedly requested that they be canceled, according to multiple media reports.


“Tit-for-tat is inevitable; a pinpoint strike against a pinpoint strike, nuclear force against nuclear force. North Korean forces are aiming at all targets in the U.S. mainland,” said Rodong Sinmun, a newspaper run by North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, according to the Korea Times, a South Korean news outlet.


“Considering the characteristic, content, period, size and arms used for the exercise, the joint Seoul-Washington drills are a war practice aiming at a pre-emptive attack. It has put the Korean Peninsula to the worst state ever in history,” Rodong Sinmun reportedly said.


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