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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea says U.N. should demand end to South Korea-U.S. drills

Planned exercises are 'irresponsible escalation of tensions': vice minister

A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber and South Korean KF-16 fighter jets take part in a joint air drill. (Photo by the South Korean Defense Ministry via Reuters)

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea's Foreign Ministry on Sunday called on the United Nations to demand an immediate halt to combined military drills by the United States and South Korea, saying they were raising tensions that threaten to spiral out of control.

The drills are an "irresponsible escalation of tensions," Kim Sun Kyung, vice minister of foreign affairs, said in a statement carried by state news agency KCNA.

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