"The US and South Korean forces confirm that the planned exercise will be the largest ever, to bomb 700 of North Korea's major entities, including nuclear installations and missile bases, and this will be the maximum pressure on North Korea," the spokesman said in a statement. Offensive, involving formations of the latest fighter jets, called the King of Air War. "
The expected war readiness is a serious military provocation and will push the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
"The US-South Korean military warriors must bear in mind that their escalating provocation and their addition to crimes will only lead to terrible retaliation and self-destruction," he said.
The warning came a day after another warning by North Korea's foreign minister that the administration was "begging" for a nuclear war.
A South Korean defense ministry source said Sunday that 10 F-22 and F-35 fighter jets had arrived in South Korea for regular military exercises with South Korean troops, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. Of the news today.
The two allies plan to launch the five-day joint military training program Vigilant-E on Monday, which will prove their joint airpower against North Korea.
This comes days after North Korea launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile and increased tensions in the region.
The exercises will involve more than 230 warplanes from both sides, including aircraft stationed abroad, including six F-22 Raptors and six F-35s. It is unusual for the United States to deploy such These aircraft are developed in the country.
The five-day "Vigilant E" training also includes more than 12,000 troops.
The United States will also mobilize six E-war aircraft, the Füller IA-18G and dozens of F-15C and F-16 fighter jets.
Some of Japan's F-35PS aircraft are also expected to participate in the exercise to join F-15K, F-5, F-5, F- Other.
The two sides will focus on simulating precision air strikes on North Korean nuclear and missile targets and rocket launchers.
South Korea and the United States are conducting the semi-annual "Vigilant-IS" joint military exercises. Finished