US ‘on brink of North Korea WAR’: Warships and 800 troops sent to ‘strangle’ Kim Jong-un

NORTH Korea will soon take “eventful steps” against the US for flooding the region with warships, troops and anti-nuke helicopters to “strangle” Kim Jong-un.

Donald Trump has ordered a three-day military drill off the coast of Japan to prepare US forces to face down missile threats from the communist state.

More than 800 troops, several destroyer warships and helicopters capable of taking out nuclear submarines took part in the first exercise yesterday.

Now Pyongyang officials say North Korea has been “left with no option but to take necessary counteraction against” these “reckless actions”.

The astonishing threat comes after Mr Trump vowed to “solve North Korea” if China is not willing to pull its weight

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ON THE BRINK: US war chiefs are carrying out massive military drills on North Korea’s doorstep

South Korean Marine amphibious assault vehicles approach the shore

Marines make their way up the beach head

North Korea has ramped up its missile and nuclear programmes in recent months and has threatened “all out war” with the US.

Defence analysts believe the hermit kingdom is developing nuclear missiles capable of reaching US shores.

Mounting concerns over North Korea’s firepower have led to joint military drills between South Korea and the US.

South Korean war bosses said the latest exercise off the coast of Japan is aimed at “ensuring effective response to the North’s submarine threats”.

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FIREPOWER: Anti-nuke helicopters are taking part in the drills

“The world will soon witness what eventful steps the DPRK will take to frustrate the hideous and reckless sanctions racket.”

North Korea’s foreign ministry

But North Korea’s foreign ministry has today slammed Washington for the drills that are driving the nations to “the brink of war”.

A spokesperson condemned the drills in an explosive statement published by the official KCNA news agency.

The official said: “Now that the US fails to face up to the trend of times but incites confrontation to strangle the DPRK [North Korea], the DPRK is left with no option but to take necessary counteraction against it.

“The world will soon witness what eventful steps the DPRK will take to frustrate the hideous and reckless sanctions racket.”

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TASK FORCE: Hundreds of US troops are preparing for combat in South Korea

Mr Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping are expected to discuss North Korea when they meet for the first time in Florida this week.

The Pentagon has developed a number of options on how to deal with Kim, including an assassination plot.

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