North Korea says UN should demand end to S.Korea-US military drills

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SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea’s foreign ministry on Sunday called on the United Nations to demand an immediate halt to combined military drills by the United States and South Korea, saying they were raising tensions that threaten to spiral out of control. The drills and rhetoric from the allies are “irresponsibly raising the level of confrontation,” Kim Son Gyong, vice foreign minister for international organisations, said in a statement carried by state news agency KCNA. The United States and South Korea will conduct more than 10 days of large-scale military exercises in March, including amphi…

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