North Korea warns West of ‘overwhelming nuclear force’ as tensions reach a high

Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. are getting to troubling levels after the former waged a warning towards the United States.

On Thursday (February 2), Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry made it clear that they will be prepared to meet the U.S's military strategies with the “most overwhelming nuclear force”.

The United States has been partaking in combined military exercises with South Korea, which Pyongyang said is pushing tensions to an “extreme red line".

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The words of warning from Kim Jong-un's North Korea was a response to comments made by U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who confirmed the increase of advanced military assets to the Korean Peninsula.

Those assets include the likes of fighter jets and aircraft carriers.

The expansion of the nations' drills has the capability to turn the Korean Peninsula into a “huge war arsenal and a more critical war zone," a spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry said.

The unidentified spokesperson added: “The military and political situation on the Korean Peninsula and in the region has reached an extreme red line due to the reckless military confrontational manoeuvres and hostile acts of the U.S. and its vassal forces."

Some of the joint military exercised that occurred including the United States flying B-1B bombers and F-22 and F-35 fighter jets with South Korean fighters, which was confirmed by South Korea's Defense Ministry.

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The spokesperson continued: “DPRK will take the toughest reaction to any military attempt of the U.S. on the principle of ‘nuke for nuke and an all-out confrontation for an all-out confrontation!'

“If the U.S. continues to introduce strategic assets into the Korean Peninsula and its surrounding area, the DPRK will make clearer its deterring activities without fail according to their nature."


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