North Korea Threatens Nuclear Response to US Bombers in South Korea

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On Jan.11 North Korea threatened a nuclear response after the United States transferred a B-52 strategic bomber to South Korea.

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Response to US Bombers in South Korea

 REUTERS/KCNA/

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.”

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