North Korea slams US-ROK visit to submarine base as ‘nuclear war demonstration’ | NK News
June 21, 2024
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North Korea slams US-ROK visit to submarine base as ‘nuclear war demonstration’

Foreign ministry statement equates military drills to ‘declaration of war,’ as allies reaffirm extended deterrence

North Korea denounced a joint U.S.-ROK visit to a nuclear submarine training facility this week as a “nuclear war demonstration against the DPRK,” labeling the allies’ “hostile” military drills as comparable to a “declaration of war.”

The foreign ministry statement released Friday came hours after the allies revealed details of bilateral tabletop exercises on responding to North Korean nuclear use scenarios and the submarine base visit to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to extended deterrence.

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