North Korea warns its southern neighbors and the United States that it is not talking “nonsense” nuclear capabilities.
The speech was made in a commentary published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which condemned it South Korea and the United States in the joint 11-day Freedom Shield exercise last month.
The article accused the South and the United States of being “warmongers” and “going to extremes”.
“Their war hysteria reaches its peak as the Ssangyong, a joint landing exercise, begins,” the caption reads.
The author also objected to prospective plans by the South and the United States to hold the largest-ever joint exercises of annihilation of firepower in June, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their alliance.
“This reminds the people and the army b [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] In June 1950 when they had to experience the calamity of war, which added to their extreme vigilance.”
She added, “The United States and its followers should never forget the fact that the rival country has the ability to nuclear attack in practice as well as the characteristics of the people and army of the DPRK, which are not indicative of empty talk.”
North Korea has long been annoyed by military exercises conducted in the South. Last month, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called on his country to prepare for it Launch a nuclear attack to deter war.
His remarks, reported by KCNA, came after North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile towards the sea. The missile flew around the country and landed in the sea off its coast, according to South Korean and Japanese estimates – the missile reportedly traveled a distance of about 500 miles.