North Korea: Regime warns US of “fiercer” military action, tests short-range missile

Source: CNN

“North Korea tested a ballistic missile on Thursday as it warned the United States of a ‘fiercer military counteraction’ to Washington’s bolstered defense [sic] ties with South Korea and Japan amid rising regional tensions. In a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korean Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said the US’[s] strengthening of extended deterrence [sic] to allies in the region ‘is gambling for which it will certainly regret.’ The greater the US defense [sic] presence in the region, ‘the fiercer (North Korean) military counteraction will be, in direct proportion to it,’ Choe said. … The KCNA statement said the warning was in response to trilateral talks between the US, South Korea, and Japan on Sunday during the ASEAN summit. ” (11/17/22)