North Korea has warned the United States and its southern neighbors that its threats about its nuclear capabilities are not empty talk.
The comments were made in an article released by the government-owned Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that criticized the United States and South Korea for participating in the Freedom Shield exercise the previous month.
The article used terms like “warmongers” and “going to extremes” to describe their Southern neighbors and the United States.
It noted that as the Ssangyong gets underway (the amphibious training exercises performed by the U.S. and South Korea), their ‘war hysteria’ is surging to a climax.
The author disagreed with the United States and South’s plans to conduct the greatest “combined joint firepower annihilation exercise” in June. These preparations aim to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the two nations’ partnership.
The article noted that this reminds the people and army of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea of June 1950 when they had to be subject to war tragedy, and further arouses their tremendous vigilance. Furthermore, the article said the United States and its devotees should never forget that their rival state has had the nuclear strike capability in reality and the qualities of the people and army of the DPRK, which do not produce empty talk.
North Korea has been irritated by the South Korean military drills since they started. At the start of this month, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to launch a nuclear attack in the event of a confrontation.
Shortly after the North Korean government launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea, KCNA aired its remarks. According to estimates made in South Korea and Japan, the rocket flew for almost 500 kilometers before splashing into the ocean off the country’s coast. Based on this data, it seems the missile made a transcontinental journey.