North Korea Threatens South And US With Nuclear Strikes In Response To Allies’ Annual Military Drills

August 22, 2016 5:55 AM

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North Korea Threatens South And US With Nuclear Strikes In Response To Allies’ Annual Military Drills

North Korea warned of a nuclear strike against South Korea and the United States as the allies began their annual military drills Monday aimed at countering potential threats from Pyongyang. The reclusive nation said it would turn Seoul and Washington into “a heap of ashes” if the exercises show any sign of violence toward its territory.

The two-week-long drills, which involve tens of thousands of South Korean and U.S. forces, come at a time of heightened tensions following the defection of a London-based North Korean senior diplomat and the announcement of the deployment of an U.S.-made advanced anti-missile system in South Korea b...

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