December 05, 2023

North Korea warns of ‘thermo-nuclear war’ due to US-ROK drills, Camp David deals

State media slams Ulchi Freedom Shield exercises and US-ROK-Japan trilateral summit, threatening ‘offensive’ response

Ongoing U.S.-ROK military drills and the trilateral summit at Camp David have made “thermo-nuclear war” on the Korean Peninsula “more than likely,” North Korea warned Tuesday, threatening to “punish the hostile forces.”

The commentary in DPRK state media came a day after Seoul and Washington kicked off large-scale summertime exercises called Ulchi Freedom Shield (UFS), with South Korea publicizing that it carried out air force training on intercepting North Korean planes.