North Korea has once again repeated its pledge to launch a full-scale war with nuclear weapons against the US if Washington’s threatening policies are not stopped.
North Korean media quoted the foreign ministry as saying that Pyongyang’s military was ready to respond to American aggression. The statement was made after US Vice President Mike Pence said that an American naval strike carrier was set to arrive at the Korean peninsula in a matter of days. Tensions have risen sharply after North Korea conducted two nuclear weapons tests last year and carried out a number of ballistic missile tests. President Donald Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile.