January 25, 2021

North Korea warns of retaliation as South deploys new stealth fighter jets

Foreign ministry slams move as aimed at "securing military supremacy" over the DPRK, China

North Korea on Thursday warned that it would have no choice but to “develop and test” arms to wipe out the “lethal weapons” increasingly being deployed in South Korea.

In a statement denouncing Seoul for its recent acquisition of a number of new stealth jets from the U.S., an unnamed policy director at the foreign ministry's Institute for American Studies said the move would serve to heighten tensions on the peninsula.