The possibility of WW3 grows everyday after North Korea hit back at the joint military drills exercised by the US and South Korea called "Vigilant Storm" as they called it an "open provocation and dangerous war drill".
Pyongyang could launch more missiles in response as they said their response will consist "sustained, resolute and overwhelming practical military measures" and labelled the joint partnership as “military confrontation hysteria”.
The warning comes after North Korea fired three ballistic missiles which caused Japan to urge its residents to evacuate to safe shelter.
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Reported by the official KCNA news agency, the General Staff of its Korean People's Army said that the 'Vigilant Storm' exercises were an "open provocation aimed at intentionally escalating the tension" and were war drills "of very high aggressive nature towards North Korea".
It's been reported that Pyongyang's issues over the joint drills is down to its weakness within its air force, as they lack modern jets and trained pilots, and is a clear vulnerability of their military.
Tensions between North Korea and the US remain extremely high and was perhaps enhanced following a warning sent by the US Department of Defense who said they would destroy Kim Jong-un's regime should they use nuclear weapons against South Korea or other regional allies.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said: "Any nuclear attack against the United States or its Allies and partners, including the use of non-strategic nuclear weapons, is unacceptable and will result in the end of the Kim regime."
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Regarding the extension of the military exercises being extended to November 5, the Pentagon said: "Our combined air exercise with the ROK has currently been extended to November 5.
"We remain in close coordination with our ROK ally on any additional changes and the security environment on the Korean Peninsula.
"Our commitment to the defense of the ROK is ironclad."
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