North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming U.S.-South Korea military exercises that are expected to start on Monday is “pouring gasoline on fire” and considered “reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.”
According to CNN, Pyongyang also declared that its army can target the United States anytime, and neither Guam, Hawaii nor the U.S. can “dodge the merciless strike.”
CNN reports the warning was in the official government newspaper, Rodong Sinmun.
Combative rhetoric between the nations spiked after Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month that appeared to bring much of the US within range, sparking an intense warning by President Donald Trump that Washington could rain “fire and fury” on the North.
Pyongyang then threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the US territory of Guam — a plan that leader Kim Jong-Un last week delayed, but warned could go ahead