North Korea Issues Warning: US and South Korean Military Drills May Lead to 'Thermonuclear War'
North Korean state media has issued a warning to U.S. military officials, stating that a "thermonuclear war" could break out. This warning c
North Korea Warns of "Thermonuclear War" Amidst Joint Military Drills
North Korean state media has issued a warning to U.S. military officials, stating that a "thermonuclear war" could break out. This warning comes after the U.S. and South Korea conducted joint military drills, including the test-firing of strategic cruise missiles on the Korean Peninsula.
The annual Ulchi Freedom Shield exercise is a computer-simulated command post exercise aimed at ensuring the readiness of the U.S.-South Korea alliance to defend South Korea and promote security in Northeast Asia. However, North Korea perceives these drills as a potential simulation of war.
According to the KCNA news agency, there is a high possibility of a thermo-nuclear war occurring on the Korean peninsula. This warning comes after the leaders of the U.S., South Korea, and Japan held a meeting at Camp David to address the growing threats from China and North Korea in the Pacific. The meeting resulted in the formation of the "Camp David Principles," which are the first stand-alone trilateral agreements between the three countries.
The leaders of the United States, South Korea, and Japan have issued a joint statement emphasizing their commitment to trilateral security cooperation. The purpose of this cooperation is to promote and enhance peace and stability in the region. The statement was made by U.S. President Joe Biden, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Allied nations have agreed to increase their ballistic missile defenses in response to North Korea's nuclear missile threat. North Korean state media has criticized the summit between the allied nations, claiming it is a provocation for nuclear war. The KCNA news agency warned that if the agreements made at the summit are implemented in a war drill, the possibility of a thermonuclear war on the Korean peninsula will become more likely.
North Korea has conducted over 100 weapons tests, including nuclear-capable missiles, since the beginning of last year. These tests are designed to target the United States, South Korea, and Japan. The North Korean armed forces are waiting for an opportunity to retaliate against the "hostile forces" that threaten their sovereignty and the rights of their people.
North Korea is reportedly planning to launch a satellite between August 24 and August 31, according to the Japanese Coast Guard. The satellite launch is expected to be directed towards the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea. South Korean lawmakers have expressed concerns that North Korea may use this satellite launch as a way to demonstrate its military strength and protest against joint military drills and the recent summit with the United States and Japan. There are also fears that North Korea may test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile in response.