July 31, 2021

Russia: N.Korean threats becoming legal grounds for military force

Moscow criticizes both sides over continued worsening relations between the two Koreas

North Korean threats to deliver "preventive nuclear strikes" could create a legal basis for the use of military force against the country, Russia's Foreign Ministry warned on Monday.

The Russian statement, which follows a North Korean response to the largest joint U.S.-South Korea military drills to ever occur on the peninsula, underscores growing concern about developments between the two Koreas.