NKorea warns US to halt military drills in SKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- A senior North Korean military official is warning Washington that joint U.S.-South Korean war games threaten peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.

A spokesman for the National Defense Commission urged the U.S. during a news conference in Pyongyang on Saturday to halt the ongoing military drills.

South Korea and the U.S. say the war games taking place in the South are routine exercises. But Pyongyang sees the drills as a major affront coming two months after the death of leader Kim Jong Il.

On Friday, the Supreme Command of North Korea's military threatened to wage a "merciless sacred war" against South Korea. The threats come just days after the U.S. and North Korea announced a deal to freeze nuclear activities in exchange for food aid.

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