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    Kim Says North Korea Must Be Ready Against US-Led Invasion Plots While US, Allies Start New Drills

    Kim Says North Korea Must Be Ready Against US-Led Invasion Plots While US, Allies Start New Drills

    SEOUL, South — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for his to be constantly ready for combat to thwart its rivals' plots to invade his country, state media said Tuesday, as the U.S., South Korea and held a trilateral naval exercise to deal with North Korea's evolving nuclear threats.

    The U.S. and South Korean militaries have been separately holding summer bilateral exercises since last week. North Korea views such U.S.-involved training as an invasion rehearsal, though and its partners maintain their drills are defensive.

    Kim said in a speech marking the country's Navy Day on Monday that the waters off the Korean Peninsula have been made unstable “with the danger of a nuclear war” because of U.S.-led hostilities, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

    He accused the U.S. of conducting “more frantic” naval drills with its allies and deploying strategic assets in waters around the Korean Peninsula. Kim also cited a recent U.S.-South Korean-Japanese summit where an agreement to boost defense cooperation was reached to counter North Korea's nuclear program. Kim called President Joe Biden, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida “the gang bosses” of the three countries.

    “The prevailing situation requires our navy to put all its efforts into rounding off the war readiness to maintain the constant combat alertness and…

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