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North Korea Accuses US Of Planning Pre-Emptive Attack

North Korea has accused the united states of planning to launch a "bloody nose" military strike against the country while promoting the threat of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons.
During disarmament talks in Geneva on Tuesday, North Korean diplomat Ju Yong- Chol said Washington continues to plan a pre-emptive strike, despite a recent calm in bellicose rhetoric between the arch-rivals.
The Korean diplomat said "us officials - including the defence secretary and the CIA director - repeatedly talked about DPRK nuclear and missile threat to justify their argument for a military option and a new concept of a so-called 'bloody nose',"
North Korea’s ruling party newspaper, said on Tuesday us criticism of Pyongyang’s weapons programmes and its human rights record was setting the stage for an attack which  it compared to the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq war, when then-president George W Bush warned of "weapons of mass destruction" being deployed by Saddam Hussein.  
Us disarmament ambassador Robert Wood told the forum at the Geneva talks that north Korea was only "months away" from attaining the capability to strike the united states with a nuclear-armed ballistic missile but did not provide any evidence
North Korea accused the united states of seeking to aggravate the current situation on the divided peninsula by "deploying large nuclear assets" nearby to justify an attack but 18 American senators sent a letter to president Donald Trump on Monday warning he doesn't have the authority to launch a "bloody nose" attack.

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