North Koreans are suffering from mysterious 'ghost disease' after nuclear tests

Evarado Alatorre
Diciembre 7, 2017

North Korea issued threats in advance of a planned aerial drill on December 4 involving USA and South Korean forces in the region, but America and its ally have responded by going right on ahead with it.

The bomber flew from the Pacific U.S. -administered territory of Guam and joined U.S. F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters in the annual exercises, which run until Friday.

Jeffrey Feltman, left, United Nations undersecretary general for political affairs, is greeted by a North Korean Foreign Ministry official at Pyongyang airport.

The B-1B Lancer bombers will take part in the large scale exercise Wednesday. Chinese Air Force spokesperson Shen Jinke appeared on China Central Television (CCTV) on December 5 to say that the Chinese Air Force had conducted drills in the Yellow Sea (known in South Korea as the West Sea) and in the East China Sea.

U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham also urged the Pentagon on Sunday to start moving U.S. military dependants, such as spouses and children, out of South Korea, saying conflict with North Korea was getting close.

The combined B-1 and F-22 drill represents a step up in the normal tit-for-tat between the U.S. and North Korea.

North Korea typically uses strong language when commenting on U.S.

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United Nations undersecretary-General Jeffrey Feltman is scheduled to meet senior officials including Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho and Vice Minister Pak Myong-guk as well as United Nations staff working in the hermit state, reports the Korea Times.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit China next Wednesday for a summit with his counterpart Xi Jinping, Seoul's presidential Blue House said.

A spokesman for the North's foreign ministry also blamed "confrontational warmongering" remarks by US officials for pushing the peninsula to the brink of war.

But earlier, the North Korean state media said the drill pushes the Korean Peninsula "to the brink of nuclear war".

The US and South Korea kicked off the five-day war games - called Vigilant Ace - on Monday, with more than 200 aircraft, which have been conducting mock attacks on North Korea in different war scenarios. North Korea has protested the exercise as an "all out provocation".

Sanctions are being implemented, and countries like Uganda have complied and expelled North Korean officials who once trained military and police. It comes days after North Korea launched its most powerful ballistic missile yet.

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