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North Korea warns of 'actual war', US calls it 'pariah'


  • World
  • Tuesday, 7 Mar 2017

Ju Yong Choi, a North Korean diplomat, at the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on Feb 28, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS.

Ju Yong Choi, a North Korean diplomat, at the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on Feb 28, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS.

GENEVA: North Korea faced a chorus of condemnation on Tuesday (March 7) for its latest ballistic missile tests but declared that ongoing joint United States-South Korea military exercises were aimed at conducting a "pre-emptive nuclear attack" against Pyongyang.

Ju Yong Choi, a North Korean diplomat, told the United Nations-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva that the annual drills were "a major cause of escalation of tension that might turn into actual war" on the divided Korean peninsula.

   

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