North Korea threatens nuclear strike against U.S., South Korea

March 6, 2016 11:03 PM

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North Korea threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against South Korea and the U.S., including the American homeland, over the two nations’ joint military exercises.

In a statement Monday on the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang said the annual military exercises were a pretext for war, and that the situation on the peninsula had been brought to a boil by last week’s United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

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