North Korea warns U.S. could face 'unimaginable' strike

Trevor Jackson
October 20, 2017

On Monday, the American and South Korean Navies began massive joint drills in the waters off the Korean Peninsula.

"The US is running amok by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary ones. They must understand that faced with an incredible strike at a unexpected time", - said in a statement.

Other statements released by North Korea over the last day include: "The rabid man in the White House ... will first face the huge volley of nuclear fire if he hopes to settle (this) confrontation with nukes".

The U.S. Navy's biggest warship in Asia, with a crew of 5,000 sailors, sailed around 100 miles, launching nearly 90 F-18 Super Hornet sorties from its deck, in sight of South Korean islands.

"We have made it clear with this exercise, and many others, that we are ready to defend the Republic of Korea", Rear Admiral Marc Dalton, the U.S.S. Reagan strike group's commander told Reuters.

It is conducting drills with the South Korean navy involving 40 warships deployed in a line stretching from the Yellow Sea west of the peninsula into the Sea of Japan.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Government considers the drills a rehearsal for an invasion of his country.

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Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times.

The American and South Korean militaries routinely carry out joint exercises, much to the chagrin of North Korea. Experts say that North Korea finds it hard to read Trump - and that could make the North Koreans more likely to use force.

A series of weapons tests by Pyongyang, including its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3 and two missile launches over Japan, has stoked tension in East Asia.

In August, for instance, Pyongyang said it was "carefully examining" plans for a missile strike in August near usa territory of Guam, which houses 6,000 American troops.

The former U.S. Secretary of State also beckoned on China, North Korea's biggest ally to take a "more outfront role" in enforcing the United Nations sanctions imposed on North Korea with the aim of curbing their nuclear and missile development programme.

According to the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Thursday, North Korea's "emergency committee for opposing war drills" denounced the allies' ongoing military exercise and U.S. dispatch of strategic assets as an attempt to provoke another war on the peninsula.

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