The Corée du Nord accusé les États-Unis et la Corée du Sud d’aggraver les tensions « au bord de la guerre nucléaire » with leurs exercices militaires conjoints, et a promis de répondre by « une offensive action », selon les medias d ‘condition.
A commentary published Thursday by the Korean Central News Agency criticized the continuation of the exercises as “a catalyst to push the situation on the Korean peninsula to the explosive point.”
The article, attributed to Choi Joo-hyun, an international security analyst, adds: “The hysteria over the reckless military confrontation of the United States and its henchmen against the DPRK is pushing the situation on the Korean Peninsula into an irreversible catastrophe…on the brink of nuclear war.”
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is short for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the official name of North Korea.
“The international community now unanimously hopes to lift the black clouds of nuclear war hanging over the Korean Peninsula as soon as possible,” she added.
US and South Korean forces have been conducting a series of annual spring exercises since March, including air-sea exercises involving a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier as well as B-1B and B-52 bombers, and their first large-scale exercises. amphibious landing. training in five years. On Wednesday, B52s were deployed for their first use on the Peninsula for a month.
The comment implicated the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in an effort to provoke confrontation, saying Pyongyang would respond to the drill by exercising its war deterrence through “offensive action.”
“The exercises have turned the Korean peninsula into a huge storehouse of gunpowder that could explode at any time,” she added.
North Korea views these exercises as a rehearsal for invasion.
Pyongyang conducted a record number of weapons tests last year and has doubled its military activity in recent weeks. It has unveiled new, smaller nuclear warheads, launched its longer-range intercontinental ballistic missile — the Hwasong 17 — and tested an underwater nuclear-capable drone in development. Cruise missiles have also been launched from a submarine.
In a separate article by the Korean Central News Agency, Han Tae Song, permanent representative of the North Korean diplomatic mission in Geneva, strongly condemned the annual resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council this week on the human rights situation.
The resolution, which was adopted without a vote, extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea for one year.
Hahn called the decision “an intolerable act of political provocation and hostility” and “the most politicized document forgery”.
A landmark 2014 UN report on human rights in North Korea concluded that North Korean security officials – and possibly leader Kim Jong Un – should be brought to justice for overseeing a state-controlled regime of Nazi-like atrocities. The United States imposed sanctions on Kim in 2016 for human rights violations.