North Korea has said that the 'dark vortex of nuclear war' is hanging over the region because of US 'military tensions'. Pyongyang blamed hostile American policy in the region as it warned a large-scale conflict was 'lurking like a time bomb'. State media issued the warning amid fears Kim Jong-un is plotting a major military parade for February 8 - just a day before South Korea holds the opening ceremony for its Winter Olympic Games. Rodong Sinmun newspaper wrote: 'What (the U.S.) wishes all the time is not the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula but the instability of the situation and the aggravation of military tensions. Choe Song-ho, an international politics researcher at the North's Social Science Institute, made reference to America's moves to impose sanctions of Pyongyang and its bid to strengthen strategic assets in the Asia-Pacific region. He said in the article: 'The situation of the Korean Peninsula is still acute even if the currents of dialogue and peace flow ostensibly. A dark vortex of nuclear war is lurking like a time bomb beneath them.' Meanwhile, there are fears that North Korea is preparing to stage an 'intimidating' major event to mark the 70th anniversary of...Read more
dailymail | Friday January 26, 2018
North Korea says the 'dark vortex of nuclear war' hangs over the region because of US 'military tensions'