UPDATED 11:20 AM PT – Sat. March 3, 2018
North Korea issues a threat to the United States, in response to upcoming military drills.
The comments came on North Korean State T.V. earlier on Saturday as the U.S. prepares for joint military exercises with South Korea in April.
The North threatened to counter the drills and make the U.S. suffer the consequences.
Officials also slammed sanctions the U.S. passed against the rogue regime weeks ago, as an effort to eliminate it’s nuclear program, saying they will not be forced to beg to come to the negotiating table.
Meanwhile, Senator Lindsey Graham said a war with North Korea would be ‘worth it’ in the long term.
In an interview earlier this week, the South Carolina Republican said ‘all the damage which would come from a war’ would be beneficial for stability and national security.
Graham’s comments come amid reports the U.S. is preparing for the possibility of a military strike against North Korea.
Meanwhile, South Korea’s President is reportedly planning to send a special envoy to North Korea, in an effort to continue peaceful negotiations.