North Korea’s state news agency has threatened the United States with “final doom” after the Trump administration flew B-1B bombers near the Korean Peninsula. According to the U.K. Independent, the two supersonic bombers flew drills Monday with South Korean and Japanese forces.
Reuters reported this was construed by North Korean state media as “a nuclear bomb dropping drill against major objects” in the North as President Trump and “other U.S. warmongers are crying out for making a preemptive nuclear strike.”
“The reckless military provocation is pushing the situation on the Korean Peninsula closer to the brink of nuclear war,” North Korea’s KCNA said.
“Any military provocation against the DPRK will precisely mean a total war which will lead to the final doom of the U.S.,” it said, using the acronym for the country’s formal name of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun, meanwhile, said the drills were merely readiness training conducted as a deterrent to further missile or nuclear tests by the North.
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The supersonic B-1B is one of America’s most potent bombers. The planes used Monday flew in from Guam to conduct the training drills.
North Korea’s latest threat came just days after the regime threatened the nuclear sub USS Michigan with sinking.
“The moment the USS Michigan tries to budge even a little, it will be doomed to face the miserable fate of becoming a underwater (sic) ghost without being able to come to the surface,” a state media website said. “The urgent fielding of the nuclear submarine in the waters off the Korean Peninsula, timed to coincide with the deployment of the super aircraft carrier strike group, is intended to further intensify military threats toward our republic.”
It’s clear that Kim Jong Un has lost his moorings, which is grave news for the world. One only hopes that Trump’s deployment of these strategic assets sends North Korea a message that years of privation and isolation haven’t.
H/T RedFlag News