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UPDATED 11:20 AM PT – Sat. March 3, 2018

North Korea issues a threat to the United States, in response to upcoming military drills.


In this Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second right, attends a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

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.

People watch a TV screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 2, 2018. Moon plans to send a special envoy to North Korea soon to set up more meaningful dialogue between the rivals that Seoul hopes will eventually include discussions over disarming the North of nuclear weapons. The signs at left top read: ” President Moon sends a special envoy to North Korea .” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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.

Source: oan