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North Korea says UN should demand halt to South Korea-US military exercises | world

The United States and South Korea conduct military exercises with fighter jets and bombers on February 19, 2023 – Photo: South Korean government/post via Reuters

North Korea’s foreign ministry on Saturday called on the United Nations to demand an immediate halt to joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, saying the exercises were increasing tensions between the two countries and that the situation could spiral out of control.

The exercises are a ‘Irresponsible escalation of tensions’And Vice Foreign Minister Kim Sun Kyung said in a statement carried by the official KCNA.

The United States and South Korea held A series of joint exercises In late February, while North Korea responded with Intercontinental ballistic missile test launchwith the ability to reach the US mainland.

North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs are banned Under UN Security Council resolutions, but the government says so The development of its weapons is necessary to counter the “hostile policies” of the United States and its allies.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, along with his counterparts in South Korea and Japan, urged countries to step up enforcement of the sanctions law Penalties Against North Korea in response to the latest ballistic missile launch.

North Korean dictator shows his daughter and new nuclear missiles at a military parade

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