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Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

07 December 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has warned he would destroy the North Korean regime if it threatened the United States with nuclear weapons.

The South Korean army is reportedly on course to launch a combat unit consisting of drone bots sometime next year, in a move that signals a new era of drone bots in the military. The North continued to describe the B-1B a "nuclear strategic bomber" although the plane was switched to conventional weaponry in the mid-1990s.

The drills follow reports last week that North Korea had successfully conducted another ballistic missile launch across Japan as the country continues to pursue its nuclear ambitions, as it continues to threaten both the USA and South Korea with wholesale nuclear destruction.

North Korea has condemned the drills, threatening to take action against the USA and its regional allies.

About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea to deter North Korean aggression after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-NC) called for families of American military personnel to leave South Korea amid rising tensions in the region as war becomes "more likely".

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United Nations undersecretary-General Jeffrey Feltman is scheduled to meet senior officials including Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho and Vice Minister Pak Myong-guk as well as United Nations staff working in the hermit state, reports the Korea Times.

Song Tao's visit was the first by a Chinese official to North Korea in 2017, but there's been no mention of any meeting between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

B-1B Lancers, supersonic bombers carrying the largest conventional payload of guided and unguided munitions of any Air Force bomber, and F-22 Raptors and F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, elite stealth fighters, participated in a simulated bombing exercise with South Korean F-15K and KF-16 fighter jets at Pilsung Firing Range in Taebaek, Gangwon Province, South Korea, which is near the border between the two Koreas, NK News reports.

North Korea said that further escalation through joint drills "will only invite more awful retaliation and precipitate their self-destruction". "Meanwhile, as a powerful nuclear state, China will resolutely return like for like", it said. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today.

Commenting on North Korea's latest launch of a long-range missile last week, Sen.

Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games