(SL) – New warnings out of Korea as Pyongyang is adamant about launching a retaliatory nuclear strikes against the United States if it determines that Washington is planning a pre-emptive strike against North Korea.
The North’s latest threat comes after South Korea and the US carried out naval drills in the East Sea (also called Sea of Japan) in a show of force following Pyongyang’s fifth and largest ever nuclear test on 9 September.
The Rodong Sinmun referred to the joint naval exercise as “advance preparations for mounting a pre-emptive attack”.
‘If the aggressors and provocateurs dare mount a preemptive attack on the DPRK, they will not be able to escape a merciless, nuclear retaliatory strike of justice,’ an article published today said.
In a previous article, published yesterday, Pyongyang said ‘the Korean peninsula has reached the brink of a war’, and branded President Obama ‘the chieftain of war’.