North Korea wants Britain to pull out of military exercises in South Korea, calling the drills a “hostile act.” Britain has announced that it will take part in exercises in South Korea with South Korean and US forces in early November.
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On Monday, North Korean Foreign Ministry official Pak Yun Sik said that “the US and South Korea openly say that these military exercises are aimed at launching a strike against our military facilities and our command structure.”
He said Britain was engaging in “a hostile act, openly joining the US and South Korean forces in moves for a new war against us.”
North Korea views South Korea-US military drills as an invasion rehearsal, but Seoul and Washington say the exercises are defensive in nature.