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North Korea: US is 'escalating tension' with military exercises in peninsula

2017-11-14 09:50:32       source:The Guardian

November 13, 2017

North Korea has warned that the unprecedented deployment of three US aircraft carrier groups around the Korean peninsula is making it impossible to predict when nuclear war will break out.

North Korea’s UN ambassador Ja Song Nam said in a letter to secretary general Antonio Gutteres Monday that the joint US military exercises with South Korea are creating “the worst ever situation prevailing in and around the Korean peninsula”.

Along with the three carrier groups, he said the US has reactivated round-the-clock sorties with nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bombers “which existed during the Cold War times”.

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