North Korea hits back at Trump ahead of Day of the Sun | Daily Mail Online: Vice Minister Han Song Ryol accused Trump of building up a 'vicious cycle' of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and pointed to his 'aggressive tweets'
The military said it would target US bases and 'headquarters of evils' including the South Korean presidential Blue House if it was attacked
Han blamed the US and Trump for growing tensions, citing military exercises with South Korea and the deployment of a US aircraft carrier to the peninsula
Han ominously warned the US the state would 'go to war if they choose' and vowed to continue accumulating nuclear arms
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said anyone provoking conflict would 'pay the price'
Pyongyang is preparing to mark its national 'Day of the Sun' tomorrow to commemorate the birth anniversary of its founding president Kim Il Sung
US officials told NBC the US was prepared to launch a pre-emptive strike to halt a nuclear test, but a member of the Trump administration denied the report
US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea on Sunday in what his aides said was a sign of the U.S. commitment to its ally
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