On the heels of North Korea threatening the United States and South Korea the two are moving forward with planned military drills on the peninsula. On Monday, North Korea claimed that it was prepared to launch a preemptive nuclear strike to prevent the 12-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) war games.

“The nuclear warmongers should bear in mind that if they show the slightest sign of aggression on the inviolable land, seas and air where the sovereignty of the DPRK is exercised, it would turn the stronghold of provocation into a heap of ashes through Korean-style preemptive nuclear strike,” the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) stated. CONTINUE