Bomber joins US-South Korea drills

Bomber joins US-South Korea drills

North Korea isn't the only one hot under the collar about the South Korea-U.S. joint aerial drills.

The daily did not mention North Korea in the article, but said when the U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb in the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945, fires, radiation and a blast wave had killed more than 70,000 people, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.

Large military drills being carried out by the United States and South Korea and US threats of a preemptive war against Pyongyang have made the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula "an established fact", North Korea's foreign ministry said.

The "dronebots" would conduct reconnaissance on core North Korean targets such as nuclear and missile sites, and could also launch attacks, though the report did not give further details on how this could be done.

He said the potential for military conflict is "increasing every day, which means that we're in a race".

Feltman, a former senior U.S. State Department official, is the highest-level United Nations official to visit North Korea since 2012.

It says its weapons programs are a necessary defense against US plans to invade.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-In presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 29, 2017 following a new North Korean missile test. But President Donald Trump and senior administration officials have increasingly matched its tone as tensions have risen to the highest level in decades. According to him, this is the first time that the United States sends six Raptor to South Korea at once, which may indicate the intention to exert pressure on the DPRK by demonstrating the strength of the two allies.

"If war breaks out, it is not possible to rule out the Korean peninsula producing nuclear contaminants, and countermeasures must be seriously researched and spoken openly about to let the common folk know".

"We can not say war will come, but in situations like this, China has to educate people more about nuclear weapons", Zhang told the paper.

"If the US does not want to be burnt to death by the fire it ignites, it would better behave with prudence and caution", the report said.

North Korea issued threats in advance of a planned aerial drill on December 4 involving US and South Korean forces in the region, but America and its ally have responded by going right on ahead with it. The exercises are scheduled to run through Friday.