Kim Jong threatens nuke test in reply to U.S. bomber drills

May 02, 2017, 7:43 AM EDT
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un vows to retaliate against U.S. "hysteria and aggression."
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Responding to the joint training drills carried out by the U.S., South Korean and Japanese air forces on Monday, North Korea stepped up its war-rhetoric and vowed to conduct another nuclear test “at any time.”

N. Korea’s President Kim Jong-Un slammed the U.S. for pushing the Korean Peninsula to the “brink of nuclear war,,”even as his American counterpart Donald Trump said he would be “honored” to meet Pyongyang’s leader, writes Reuters.

The tensions in the region soared on Tuesday as the U.S. military announced that its contentious anti-missile defense system T.H.A.A.D. is now operational in South Korea, notes The Guardian.