North Korea hits out at South-US army drill

Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 10:33


North Koreas top military body lashed out  at an ongoing South Korea-US army drill, warning that it could compromise a recent easing of military tensions on the Korean peninsula.


The criticism from the Norths National Defence Commission marked the first high-level rebuke of the 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint exercise, which ends tomorrow.


Pyongyangs unusual silence over an annual drill that it habitually condemns as a war rehearsal had been attributed to ongoing North-South talks on a number of cross-border projects.