UNITED NATIONS (AP)– North Korea wishes to take its problems about U.S. and South Korean military exercises to the U.N. Security Council, stating the yearly maneuvers are recklessly provocative at a time of tension.The letter, dated
Friday, asks Egypt as Security Council president to set up a conversation urgently.The Egyptian mission didn’t have any instant comment Monday.Pyongyang regularly argues that the U.S.-South Korean military exercises are an invasion practice session. This year, they follow North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump traded aggressive threats.North Korea’s U.N. ambassador, Ja Tune Nam, composes that the exercises are”intriguing and aggressive”when the Korean peninsula is”like a time bomb.”A spokeswoman for the State Department disputed that characterization, stating the only purpose of the maneuvers is to enhance readiness to safeguard South Korea.” Our yearly joint military exercises are transparent, defense-oriented, and have been performed routinely and honestly under the Integrated Forces Command for approximately 40 years,”stated Grace Choi of the department’s East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau.South Korea’s armed force said North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its capital towards the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan on Monday. The launch came 3 days after the North fired exactly what was assessed as
3 short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and a month after its second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic rocket, which experts state could reach deep into the United States mainland when perfected.The post North Korea: UN has to go over US-South Korea drills appeared initially on WTOP.