Kim Jong Un Slams 'Dangerous War Drill' By US, South Korea — After Firing Dozens Of Test Missiles Last Week

Kim Jong Un Slams 'Dangerous War Drill' By US, South Korea — After Firing Dozens Of Test Missiles Last Week

Kim Jong Un's isolated nation that fired a barrage of missiles toward Seoul, with one of them crossing the Northern Limit Line last week, slammed the U.S. and its ally for a "dangerous war drill."

What Happened: The North Korean military on Monday said the recent military exercises by Seoul and Washington were an “open provocation and dangerous war drill," state-owned media KCNAWatch reported.

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This came after the U.S. and its ally, South Korea, carried out six-day air drills last week that ended on Saturday. While Pyongyang test-fired multiple missiles, including a possible, failed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and hundreds of artillery shells, into the sea. It fired at least 23 missiles on Wednesday – the most it’s ever fired in a single day.

Pyongyang military said the “Vigilant Storm” exercises were an “open provocation aimed at intentionally escalating the tension” and “a dangerous war drill of very high aggressive nature.”

North Korea also conducted activities simulating attacks on air bases and aircraft, along with a major South Korean city, to “smash the enemies’ persistent war hysteria,” it said. 

“The more persistently the enemies’ provocative military moves continue, the more thoroughly and mercilessly the K.P.A. will counter them,” it added.

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