North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un lashed-out at the “warmongers” in the White House on Monday, saying new American and South Korean military drills in the region could provoke a full nuclear exchange between the US and his communist regime.
The United States and South Korea launched a massive, five-day joint exercise on Monday called Vigilant Ace Drill –involving thousands of troops and over 200 bombers, fighters, and stealth fighter jets.
The move comes just days after North Korea successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the east coast of North America.
“The US and South Korean puppet warmongers would be well advised to bear in mind that their DPRK-targeted military drill will be as foolish as an act precipitating their self-destruction,” Kim said through a statement on the Korean state-run news agency.
“It is an open, all-out provocation against the DPRK, which may lead to a nuclear war any moment,” the statement concluded.
Speaking this weekend, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster warned that war between the US and North Korea was growing “more likely” with every passing day.
“I think it’s increasing every day, which means that – we are in a race to be able to solve this problem,” he said. “There are ways to address this problem short of armed conflict, but it is a race because he’s getting closer and closer, and there’s not much time left.”
h/t Daily Mail