North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has warned that “his nation will not tolerate the “hostility” caused by the United States’ policy.” He blamed Washington for the current tensions between the two Koreas.
In a meeting with top military leaders on Tuesday, Kim blamed the United States and South Korea for trampling on ‘peace overtures’ from Pyongyang.
Kim told his senior officers that Washington and Seoul are pushing ahead with joint military drills despite the North’s conciliatory moves, as quoted by the official KCNA news agency on Wednesday.
Kim said the North views these drills as rehearsals for invasion.
“The United States and other hostile forces, ignoring our magnanimity and goodwill, are viciously stepping up their maneuvers in order to annihilate our republic politically, isolate it economically and crush it militarily,” he said.
The North Korean military and people will never tolerate the “U.S. policy of hostility” and will “crush it thoroughly,” Kim added.