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North Korea suspects US planning ambush from military drills

Al Jazeera:

North Korea has accused the United States of launching a surprise “nuclear bomb dropping drill” on major targets in the communist country-North Korea- a day after two American B-1B warplanes flew over South Korean airspace.

“The reality clearly shows that the gangster-like US colonialists are the very people worsening the situation of the Korean Peninsula by seeking to spark a nuclear war,” Korean Central News Agency said on Friday.

The report depicted that three US aircraft carrier strike groups are converging off the peninsula ahead of US President Donald Trump’s tour to the region starting on Sunday.

Trump’s talks in Japan, South Korea, and China will focus heavily on the alleged threat posed by North Korea, which continues progressively expanding its nuclear and missile programmes despite lashes from international community.

“The US imperialists are making last-minute efforts to check the dynamic advance of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) by deploying their nuclear strategic assets in succession, but its army and people are never frightened at such moves. The US imperialist warmongers should not act rashly,” KCNA warned, using the acronym for North Korea’s official name- DPRK), the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

On Thursday, the supersonic silent bombers flew from an American base in Guam to conduct the exercise, the US Air Force said in a statement. “The bilateral continuous bomber presence mission was planned in advance … and was not in response to any current event,” it said.

The United States has said it will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” the country if it threatens the US or its allies.

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