Sunday, June 24, 2012

North Korea slams US, South Korea use of flag in war drills

PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea is calling the use of its national flag in U.S.-South Korean military drills a "grave provocative act" and an insult.

An unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement late Sunday that Pyongyang will continue boosting its nuclear weapons program because of U.S. hostility.

The statement calls the program "an all-powerful treasured sword for preventing a war."

The drills Friday were the allies' biggest since the Korean War. A huge North Korean flag on a hill disappeared behind flames and smoke as South Korean jets and U.S. helicopters fired rockets. Read More