The US activities in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula – namely, US strategic bomber joint flights with South Korean and Japanese forces – may see the two Koreas end up in a nuclear war, the North Korean state agency KCNA has said. According to Pyongyang, the US forces are carrying out “a nuclear bomb dropping drill against major objects” in its

territory at the moment when US President Donald Trump as well as “other US warmongers are crying out for making a pre-emptive nuclear strike” against the North. “The reckless military provocation is pushing the situation on the Korean Peninsula closer to the brink of nuclear war,” KCNA wrote, as cited by Reuters. Seoul defended the drills, saying the war games were held to prevent provocations from the North, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun. READ MORE