N. Korea says war is inevitable after ‘violent war remarks’ from US officials


North Korea on Thursday said nuclear war on the peninsula is an “established fact” and blamed military exercises between United States and South Korea forces and “violent war remarks” by high-ranking US officials for provoking the already tense situation.

“The large-scale nuclear war exercises conducted by the US in succession are creating touch-and-go situation on the Korean peninsula and series of violent war remarks coming from the US high-level politicians amid such circumstances have made an outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula an established fact,” North Korea state media KCNA reported, citing a Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

“The remaining question now is: when will the war break out,” it added.

The spokesperson called out members of the Trump administration, including national security adviser H.R. McMaster, for saying chances of war with the regime are “increasing every day” and CIA Director Mike Pompeo for remarking that President Kim Jong Un doesn’t understand the serious situation he has put his country in.

“Worse still, the CIA director has made a provocation against us by impudently criticizing our supreme leadership which is the heart of our people,” the spokesperson said.

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