As a reaction to the tightening of UN sanctions on his country, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un let his weapons talk. Luckily, the attack on South Korea was just a simulation.
Tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and discord over the THAAD missile defense system are set to dominate the agenda when South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week.
A top UN official said he encouraged North Korea to be open to "talks about talks" during a visit to the country. The United States also appeared to drop preconditions for talking with North Korea.
The US, South Korea and Japan have started joint exercises to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military has said. The two-day drills come just weeks after Pyongyang launched its most advanced missile to date.
Pyongyang has said that the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula was now a matter of "when," rather than "if." North Korea's Foreign Ministry condemned drills by the South Korean and US militaries.
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