North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war

2017-04-17 22:49
North Korea has paraded missiles in Pyongyang. (Wong Maye-E, AP)

North Korea has paraded missiles in Pyongyang. (Wong Maye-E, AP)

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New York - North Korea's deputy UN ambassador is accusing the United States of turning the Korean peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment."

Kim In Ryong told a news conference on Monday that US-South Korean military exercises being staged now are the largest-ever "aggressive war drill." He said North Korea's measures to bolster its nuclear forces are self-defensive "to cope with the US's vicious nuclear threat and blackmail."

He says his country "is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US".

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