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North Korea says US carrier groups raise nuclear war threat
North Korea warned Monday that the unprecedented deployment of three US aircraft carrier groups "taking up a strike posture" around the Korean peninsula is making it impossible to predict when nuclear war will break out.

 

North Korea's UN Ambassador Ja Song Nam said in a letter to Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres Monday that the joint military exercises with South Korea are creating "the worst ever situation prevailing in and around the Korean peninsula."

 

Along with the three carrier groups, he said the US has reactivated round-the-clock sorties with nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bombers "which existed during the Cold War times."

 

He also said the US is maintaining "a surprise strike posture with frequent flight of B-1B and B-2 formations to the airspace of South Korea."