North Korea is clearly unhappy with the military exercises being conducted jointly by the United States and South Korea.
Like, threatening nuclear war unhappy.
According to a variety of new sources, including Inquisitr, the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has released a statement saying that if as much as a single stray bullet finds its way into North Korean territory, Pyongyang will not hesitate to launch all-out nuclear war.
Here is the actual statement from the Foreign Ministry:
“The Korean People’s Army will reduce the bases of aggression and provocation to ashes with its invincible Hwasong rockets tipped with nuclear warheads and reliably defend the security of the country and its people’s happiness in case the U.S. and the South Korean puppet forces fire even a single bullet at the territory of the DPRK.”
Well, they certainly seem nice.
Korea’s latest posture of hostility is likely a response to the recent comments made by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who, while visiting Japan last week, suggested support for a “new approach” in dealing with North Korea, vis-à-vis its nuclear program.
“The policy of strategic patience has ended,” Tillerson said. “We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, economic measures. All options are on the table.”
While Tillerson went on to say that the U.S. wants to avoid a military confrontation with North Korea, if that nation found it necessary to “elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, then that option’s on the table.”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large