As the US and South Korea conducted an annual power exercise in Korean peninsula this week, the tensions in the region have hit a new high. Now, North Korean Foreign Ministry has said that a war is inevitable as the United States and its allies are continuing their provocation by conducting military drills.
An inevitable war in the Korean peninsula
The unnamed Pyongyang Foreign Ministry spokesman said that top US officials including CIA Director Mike Pompeo have already exposed America's intention of starting a war with a series of 'bellicose remarks.'
"These confrontational war-mongering remarks cannot be interpreted in any other way but as a warning to us to be prepared for a war on the Korean peninsula," said the spokesman, Reuters reports.
The spokesman also added that the country is not wishing for a war, but will not hide from it if it breaks out.
"The remaining question now is: when will the war break out? We do not wish for a war but shall not hide from it," said the North Korean spokesman, reports Reuters.
Political experts also believe that a war may break out at any moment in the Korean peninsula, as the Kim Jong-un led regime conducted a new test of their latest Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile which is capable of hitting the US mainland.
Soon after the missile test, H R McMaster, the White House national security adviser said that the possibility of a war with North Korea is increasing day by day.
Fearing a possible conflict with North Korea in the near future, U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham requested Donald Trump to call back the dependents of US army officials who are now living in South Korea.
China may back Pyongyang in the event of war
When the US and South Korea were busy conducting the annual air power exercise over the Korean Peninsula, China staged exercises above the Yellow and East Seas, areas in which it has never flown before. According to political experts, China has conducted the drills intentionally to send a message to the US.
Li Jie, a Beijing-based military expert, told the South China Morning Post that this high profile air drill from the country is a strong warning to Washington not to provoke Pyongyang any further.