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DPRK military warns US of 'toughest counteraction'

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-04-15 07:58

PYONGYANG -- The military of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday warned of "toughest counteraction" in response to what it called "reckless miliary provocation" by the Trump administration.

In a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency, a spokesman for the Korean People's Army General Staff said the current situation in the Korean Peninsula is "extremely dangerous."

"The Trump administration of the US began to disclose its brigandish nature timed to coincide with Key Resolve and Foal Eagle nuclear war games now under way across South Korea," said the spokesman.

"All the brigandish provocative moves of the US in the political, economic and military fields ... will be thoroughly foiled through the toughest counteraction of the army and people of the DPRK," he said.

The spokesman further said that the counteraction against "US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive."

"Under the prevailing grave situation, the US has to come to its senses and make a proper option for the solution of the problem," he added.

The United States has sent USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to waters near the Korean Peninsula in what it called a "reaction to provocations" by the DPRK with recent missile tests.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday warned that no one would win if there were war on the Korean Peninsula, advising against anything that could escalate the situation.

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