NK lashes out over war games
NORTH Korea has complained to the United Nations about joint military exercises by the United States and South Korea, describing it as “the worst ever situation” because US nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike.
In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, North Korean UN Ambassador Ja Song Nam said the US was “running amok for war exercises by introducing nuclear war equipment in and around the Korean Peninsula”.
Three US aircraft carrier strike groups have been involved in the joint exercise in the Western Pacific in a rare show of force as President Donald Trump visits Asia.
The last time three US carrier strike groups exercised together in the Western Pacific was in 2007.
South Korea has said this week’s joint drill was in response to North Korean nuclear and missile provocations and to show any such developments by Pyongyang can be repelled with “overwhelming force”.
However, Mr Ja said Washington was to blame for escalating tensions and accused the UN Security Council of ignoring “the nuclear war exercises of the United States who is hell bent on bringing catastrophic disaster to humanity”.