August 17, 2022

North Korea Threatens ‘Preemptive Nuclear Attack’

Pyongyang to end Armistice Agreement from March 11 if U.S.-South Korean drills are not cancelled

SEOUL – North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement today it would "exercise the right to a preemptive nuclear attack" and nullify the Korean Armistice Agreement from March 11, unless scheduled U.S. and South Korean military drills are cancelled.

North Korea's Supreme Command warned that the Korean People's Army (KPA) would "take military actions for self-defence against any target any moment not restrained by AA [sic]," and said it would be compelled to "take at an earlier date more powerful second and third countermeasures as it had [previously] declared," in response to the possible passing of further sanctions by the UN Security Council.