On Jan.11 North Korea threatened a nuclear response after the United States transferred a B-52 strategic bomber to South Korea.
The USA flew the B-52 bomber on Jan.10 amid an alleged recent nuclear test carried out by Pyongyang.
B-52 bombers are capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles and up to 31 metric tons of bombs .
The US bomber flew over the South Korean Osan airbase in about 45 miles from the North Korean border.
“To nuclear [threat] with nuclear – that is our response,”the state-run North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun said.
According to the North Korean side, the US’s actions are “pushing the situation to the brink of war.”