North Korea on THRESHOLD of nuclear war: Gambling USA to face ‘total destruction’
The hermit kingdom also warned Washington could face “total destruction” due to the “reckless gambling” from the US military.
And North Korea insisted it was ready for a counter-attack should the need arise in the shocking article in propaganda rag Uriminzokkiri today.
The caution comes as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have almost reached boiling point, as North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador Kim In Ryong claimed nuclear war may break out any moment.
And he claimed no country other than North Korea had been the victim of “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat from the US”.
Now the editorial in Uriminzokkiri suggested America may face nuclear war – or even World War 3 – if it continues to threaten Kim Jong Un and his regime.
The article read: “Now, the Korean Peninsula is on the threshold of a nuclear disaster and no one knows at what time a thermonuclear war will break out.
“The Trump group should think twice about what terrible consequences the US will face due to its scheme for a nuclear attack on the DPRK.
“The status of force between the DPRK and US at present is fundamentally different from what was in the past Korean War in the 1950s.
“The US reckless military gambling against the DPRK may lead to its total destruction.”
Tension has soared following a series of weapons tests by North Korea and a string of increasingly bellicose exchanges between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Leaflets apparently from North Korea calling Trump a “mad dog” and depicting gruesome images of him have turned up across central Seoul, adding an unusually personal element to North Korean propaganda.
And today, the editorial warned North Korea was “ready to counter the war of aggression with a war of justice and cope with the enemy’s dagger with a sword and his rifle with an artillery piece.”
The terrifying warning comes after pyongyang got wind of a US-South Korea plan to contuse joint military exercises.
It is believed the US military is going to stage a “high-intensity joint drill” in the East Sea of Korea involving nuclear carrier Ronald Reagan, an Aegis destroyer, a missile cruiser and a nuclear class submarine.
About 40 Navy ships from both countries, including the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, are taking part in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from October 16 to 20, a spokesman for the South’s defence ministry said.
North Korea has called joint military exercises by the United States and South Korea as a “rehearsal for war”.