October 01, 2023

North Korea threatens ‘unprecedented’ response to upcoming US-ROK drills

Warning comes hours after South Korea announced date for table-top exercises with US on DPRK nuclear use scenario

North Korea will respond to upcoming U.S.-ROK joint drills with “unprecedentedly persistent and strong” counteractions, the country’s foreign ministry warned Friday, hours after Seoul announced a start date for table-top exercises with Washington later this month.

Pyongyang issued similarly phrased threats ahead of coordinated activity between the allies last fall and followed through with dozens of missile and artillery launches, including over the inter-Korean maritime border.