North Korea warns it’s on the "brink of war"

State news channel blames U.S. and South Korean military drills for rising tensions

North Korea’s state news agency is warning that U.S. and South Korean military drills being run in the Korean peninsula are increasing tensions between the countries. “The situation on the Korean peninsula is inching closer to the brink of war,” according to a dispatch from the Korean central news agency. The statement comes three days after four South Koreans on Yeonpyeong Island were killed by North Korean artillery fire. General Walter Sharp, the U.S. military commander in South Korea, is set to visit the area on Friday.

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