WorldSEOUL (Reuters) - Large military drills being carried out by the United States and South Korea and U.S. threats of a preemptive war against Pyongyang have made the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula “an established fact”, North Korea’s foreign ministry said. “The remaining question now is: when will the war break out?” the spokesman said late on Wednesday in a statement carried by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have risen markedly in recent months after North Korea’s latest missile and nuclear tests, conducted in defiance of international pressure and United Nations resolutions. North Korea said last week it had tested its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile yet, which was capable of reaching the United States. McMaster said at the weekend the possibility of war with North Korea was “increasing every day”.
Source: Sunday Times December 06, 2017 23:48 UTC