North Korea Declares Start of Pacific Offensive Amid Missile Standoff

Sputnik

TOKYO (Sputnik) — In a message carried by the KCNA news agency, the Foreign Ministry hit back at the United Nations for saying Tuesday’s launch of a ballistic missile over northern Japan undermined regional security.

Pyongyang said it rejected UN criticism as a violation of its right as a sovereign nation to defend itself against the United States and South Korea and promised to launch more projectiles into the Pacific.  

The two allies have been engaged in a string of military exercises, called Ulchi — Freedom Guardian, allegedly to improve the South’s defenses. The annual drills on land, air and sea have been routinely slammed by the North as a preparation for invasion.

Separately, defense officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan held a video link-up earlier on Friday where they agreed to step up cooperation to better respond to Pyongyang’s threats, according to the Yonhap news agency.

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13 thoughts on “North Korea Declares Start of Pacific Offensive Amid Missile Standoff

  1. “Pyongyang said it rejected UN criticism as a violation of its right as a sovereign nation to defend itself against the United States and South Korea and promised to launch more projectiles into the Pacific.”

    That’s about as scary as this…

    https://youtu.be/1R3G_beQccA?t=1

      1. Yes, I enjoyed SCTV, too. Thanks for the laughs. Needed them.
        I’ll post the link for you (for some reason your links aren’t posting as video).

        1. “(for some reason your links aren’t posting as video).”

          I somehow lost that ability over a year ago, Angel. No idea what’s causing it. I used to be able to post the video boxes with no problem. 🙁

        2. The bast@rds just started in on me again. I caught it in time, was able to shut down & restart the computer, but I don’t know how long it will last (only have till 5 on Fridays anyway).

          SCUMBAGS!!!!! 😡

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