North Korea has increased the number of threats it has issued against the United States, but it has also sent 95 emails and faxed messages to the South requesting a joint conference on unification in August. Pyongyang’s state-controlled news agency KCNA said Tuesday the United States and Japan launched a “criminal joint nuclear attack training exercise” in May, citing the presence of B-52 Stratofortress bombers near South Korea in June.

The United States is set on “maximizing” the risk of nuclear war on the Korean peninsula and therefore is in no position to advocate denuclearization, Pyongyang said. In an article published Saturday in the Workers’ Party Rodong Sinmun, …FULL REPORT