Arab and international From 2017-08-20 at 19:46 (Baghdad time)
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North Korea has warned the United States that "its reckless behavior will lead to an uncontrollable nuclear war," the Independent newspaper reported.
The newspaper said that Pyongyang's statements come ahead of the military exercises between the United States and South Korea to be held on Monday, which will involve thousands of soldiers from both sides and continue for 10 days, and aims to establish a joint force is ready at any time to intervene in the event of conflict with Korea North.
Washington, for its part, says the nature of the exercises is "purely defensive," but Pyongyang denounces them as a prelude to a war the United States intends to ignite on the Korean Peninsula.
"The Trump Group's announcement of military maneuvers against North Korea is reckless behavior leading to an uncontrollable nuclear war," the official North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun said.
In the midst of the ongoing escalation on the Korean Peninsula, the North Korean military said it could strike vital targets in the United States, including the state of Hawaii and the US island of Guam, in the Pacific at any time. Washington would not be able to avoid a " The United States must respect our government's statement that it will use any available means of response, and that the abhorrent and barbaric acts of the United States will only bring about the speed of destruction. "
North Korea had earlier said it had laid out a plan to launch four missiles toward Guam, but its leader, Kim Jong-un, said last week he had decided to postpone the strike to another notice as required by developments.
US President Donald Trump said the US military was "on the alert" and would strike North Korea if it acted illegally and warned Pyongyang that it would face "anger and fire" if it continues to threaten the United States.
According to the newspaper, the escalation and tension between the United States and North Korea, initiated by Washington after Trump came to power, to accelerate Pyongyang to develop its nuclear weapons program and ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads already threaten some areas in the United States, as well as the deterioration of relations with Korea South already tense to unprecedented levels.