N. Korea threatened the U.S. at least twice in the last week. The first was a direct threat of nuclear attack, claiming it has long-range missiles with atomic warheads capable of reaching the American mainland.
The open threat appeared earlier this week in an editorial posted this week on the country’s Uriminzokkiri state news and propaganda website, which recently posted a video depicting a North Korean dreaming of a nuclear attack on New York City and President Barack Obama in flames.
In the article written by a member of the “Korean National Peace Committee” the government claimed North Korea is a “fully independent rocket and nuclear weapons state.” and that” The United States should be acutely aware that the US mainland is now well within the range of our strategic rockets and nuclear weapons.“
On Sat of last week, North Korea warned the top American military commander in South Korea, Gen. James D. Thurman, in a message that if the United States pressed ahead with joint military exercises with South Korea scheduled to begin next month, it could set off a war in which American forces would “meet a miserable destruction.“
The warning came as the United States and South Korean militaries planned to kick off their Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint war games, beginning early next month. The allies regularly conduct such joint military drills, and whenever they happen, North Korea warns of war and threatens to deliver a devastating blow to American and South Korean troops.
North Korea’s harsh reaction, though not unusual, came amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula after the North’s third nuclear test on Feb. 12. Washington and its allies are pushing for more sanctions against North Korea while the North vows to take unspecified steps to retaliate against such sanctions.
According to Pak Rim-su, chief delegate of the North Korean military mission to the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom:
“If your side ignites a war of aggression by staging the reckless joint military exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle again under the cover of ‘defensive and annual ones’ at this dangerous time, from that moment your fate will be hung by a thread with every hour.“
Via: Threat Journal