North Korea slams US - South Korea joint military exercise

(VOVworld) – North Korea on Sunday slammed South Korea and the US’s Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercise, calling it the "most undisguised physical measure and provocative action."
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South Korean President Park Geun-hye (third, left) chaired a meeting of National Security Council in Seoul on August 22, the first day when the drill took place (Photo: Yonhap/ VNA)
North Korea’s official news agency, KCNA, quoted a spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country as saying the drill is "an outrageous provocation for a nuclear war against the north aimed to encroach upon the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK and infringe on the vital rights of its peoples".

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military drill was expected to be carried out by Washington and Seoul on Monday.

Each year, South Korea and the United States conduct a number of joint military drills including "Key Resolve," "Foal Eagle" and "Ulchi Freedom Guardian", which they claim to be defensive in nature. But Pyongyang says the annual drills are practice for a northward invasion.