N Korea condemns US for bringing huge nuclear assets to region
North Korean Foreign Ministry says US action threatens peace, security of peninsula.
North Korea has condemned the United States for bringing huge nuclear strategic assets to the Korean peninsula.
A spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry in a statement said the US action threatens peace and security of the peninsula and pushes the situation there to the brink of a war.
Meanwhile, Japan's National Security Council has discussed how to evacuate its nearly 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference in Tokyo today that the Council also discussed how to cope with a possible flood of North Korean refugees into Japan.
In another development, US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea on Sunday as a sign of the U.S. commitment to its ally in the face of rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear program.