Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport
North Korea warned Tuesday that it could stage “more powerful follow-up measures” if the United States continues “military provocations,” citing its large-scale combined air exercise with South Korea.
A spokesman at the North’s foreign ministry denounced the ongoing combined air drills by the allies, called Vigilant Storm, as “ceaseless and reckless” military provocations.
The exercise is “a war drill for aggression mainly aimed at striking the strategic targets of the DPRK in case of contingency in the Korean Peninsula,” the unnamed spokesman said in an English language statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency.
DPRK is the acronym of North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The allies on Monday kicked off their first massive joint air drills in nearly five years, with more than 240 aircraft, including stealth jets, mobilized, over the skies of the peninsula amid growing speculation that Pyongyang may conduct a nuclear test soon. The exercise is to run through Friday.