The stark message was sent to Seoul by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC), a North Korean organisation aimed at reunifying the two Koreas. The missions between the US and South Korea were carrying out “provocative combined ariel drills”. A CPRC statement said that North Korea’s army would respond to the news.
It added: “Now that the South Korean authorities get undisguised in their military provocation against the DPRK together with the US, there will be a corresponding response to it from our army.”
North and South Korea have been divided since World War Two, with both nations claiming the entire Korean peninsula.
In 2018, the countries signed the Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, a move backed by the majority of South Koreans.
The latest developments come as Kim Jong-Un arrived in Russia to hold historic talks with president Vladimir Putin.
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He was seen in the far eastern port of Vladivostok and is scheduled to meeting Putin tomorrow.
Experts claim that this could indicate North Korea is looking towards Moscow rather than the US for an alliance.
Last week Pyongyang said it was no longer prepared to deal with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in future talks over denuclearisation, and confirmed plans to resume nuclear missile tests.
Tensions have surfaced in recent days over efforts by US President Donald Trump’s administration to reach a deal with Kim to end nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula.
The journey from the Khasan train station, close to North Korea’s border with Russia took about nine hours.
Earlier, at a stopover on the border, Kim told Russian state television he was hoping for useful and successful discussions with Putin.
Speaking through an interpreter, he said: “I arrived in Russia bearing the warm feelings of our people, and as I already said, I hope this visit will be successful and useful.
“I hope that during the talks with respected President Putin, I will be able to discuss in a concrete manner issues relating to the settlement of the situation on the Korean peninsula, and to the development of our bilateral relations.”