August 13, 2020

North Korea says it will nuke U.S. at first sign of pre-emptive strike
U.S. mainland in range of North Korea's nuclear weapons, Rodong Sinmun says

Pyongyang will “hit the U.S. first” with nuclear arms should Washington show any signs of launching pre-emptive strikes, North Korea said on Tuesday, two days after the U.S. decided to deploy the Carl Vinson Strike Group towards the Korean Peninsula.

Published four days after U.S. cruise missile strikes against Syria, the North Korean editorial said the American continent is within range of its nuclear weapons, warning that “pre-emptive strike is not an exclusive right of the U.S."