Pyongyang has sent another threat to Washington, DC in light of the US and South Korea’s joint military exercise that will take place this week. According to the North Korean state-owned media outlet, Pyongyang “will take resolute steps the moment even a slight sign of the preventive war is spotted.”







US President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

US President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

A day before the US and South Korea are expected to launch a joint military exercise, North Korea warned today (Sunday) of potential consequences: “The Trump group’s declaration of the reckless nuclear war exercises against the DPRK … is a reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” said Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

The statement reiterated that North Korea’s military is capable of hitting American (and other) targets at any given moment and that no one would be able to “dodge the merciless strike.”

“The Korean People’s Army is keeping a high alert, fully ready to contain the enemies,” the paper wrote. “It will take resolute steps the moment even a slight sign of the preventive war is spotted.”

Only last week there were initial signs of a possible lull after US President Donald Trump welcomed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s decision to delay the threat of an attack on US territory in Guam. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!” tweeted the president.

This is not the first threat that North Korea has issued to the United States; in a message broadcasted last week, Pyongyang blamed Washington for the current crisis and called for the US to “speak and act properly” and threatened that its “military can fight any war the US wishes.”