North Korea said that the latest US-South Korean joint military drills were “unprecedentedly hideous and most adventurous ones” in several decades, media reports said.
In a military commentary on Saturday, the official Korean Central News Agency said the US and South Korea have made it public that all their joint military drills aimed to “remove the leadership” of North Korea and “bring down its system”.
It said that these exercises had “thrown away their deceptive veils as annual drills and defensive ones”, Xinhua news agency reported.
“The Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 17 joint military drills revealed that the new Trump administration, too is resorting to the hostile policy toward North Korea by use of force, tougher sanctions and pressure,” it said.
The US and South Korea have just concluded two-month-long joint military drills involving 300,000 troops.
The US has also sent its aircraft carrier task group USS Carl Vinson and a nuclear submarine to waters off the Korean peninsula, besides carrying out nuclear bomb dropping drills in South Korea and test launching two intercontinental ballistic missile within one week.