N Korea slams Seoul-Washington joint drill


PV International Desk : North Korea on Sunday slammed the upcoming joint US-South Korea military exercise as an act of “adding fuel to the fire” on the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula.
“The joint exercise is the most explicit expression of hostility against us and no one can guarantee that the exercise won’t evolve into actual fighting,” said an editorial in the Rodong Sinmun, the official daily of the Korean People’s Party.
“If the US is lost in a fantasy that war on the peninsula is at somebody else’s door far away from them across the Pacific, it is far more mistaken than ever.”
The Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise will begin on Monday and will conclude on August 31. North Korea has long denounced the drills as a war rehearsal for a northern invasion, reports Yonhap News Agency.