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North Korea condemns US "aggression" to commemorate war anniversary

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Seoul — North Korea pledged revenge on Saturday, condemning the “invasion move” by Washington and Seoul to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, where tensions on the Korean Peninsula are rising.

South Korean President Yoon Sin-buchi and US President Joe Biden said in May that North Korea may be preparing to conduct a nuclear test for the first time in five years. ..

North Korean state news agency KCNA accused the United States of launching the Korean War from 1950 to 1953 on Saturday, many to "pledge revenge on American imperialists." The workers' organization said it had a meeting.

The war ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty. In short, US-led UN forces are still technically at war with North Korea.

KCNA reports that North Korea has accused Washington of what is called an "aggression movement" in South Korea and Japan, and that the United States will deploy "strategic assets" in South Korea. , Another war.

Strategic assets typically include aircraft carriers, long-range bombers, or missile submarines.

"This sneaky behavior in the United States has instigated the anger and revenge of Koreans," KCNA said.

To commemorate the anniversary of the war in Seoul, Yun promised to do everything in his power to protect freedom and peace.

"We maintain a strong security system based on South Korea and the United States. Science and technology-backed alliances and strong troops," he wrote on Facebook.

On Saturday's anniversary, US and South Korean officials said they could do it "at any time", amid concerns that North Korea could conduct a seventh nuclear test. (Report by Soo-hyang Choi edited by Helen Popper)