The North Korean regime accused the United States and its regional allies of staging an unprecedented “nuclear strike drill” on Friday; claiming the US flew two nuclear-equipped bombers over the peninsula in preparation for all-out war, reports Reuters.
The US Air Force flew two B1-B strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula, raising alarm bells in Pyongyang as President Trump departs for the region. North Korean state-run media called the maneuver a “surprise nuclear strike drill.”
“On Thursday they let a formation of B-1B nuclear strategic bombers stationed at the Anderson Air Force Base on Guam stealthily fly into south Korea again to stage a surprise nuclear strike drill targeting the DPRK,” said the news agency.
“The reality clearly shows that the gangster-like U.S. imperialists are the very one who is aggravating the situation of the Korean peninsula and seeking to ignite a nuclear war,” the statement added.
Kim’s response comes as President Trump heads to the volatile region, making stops in Japan and South Korea. The White House announced this week that the President will not be touring the de-militarized zone between North and South Korea.