North Korea has condemned its southern neighbour over its decision to deploy US-made fifth-generation F-35A fighter jets, Uriminzokkiri, an online portal transmitting news from North Korea’s Central News Agency, has reported.

Calling on Seoul to consider the potential “catastrophic consequences” of the fighters’ deployment in the region, the outlet stressed that “this unfriendly act exacerbates military tensions on the Korean Peninsula and is a direct challenge to efforts to achieve peace.”

South Korea received the first two of its F-35A fighter jets late last month, with eight more expected to be delivered by the end of the year, and a total of 40 on order. The rest of the $85 million apiece planes are expected to be delivered by 2021. Before delivery, South Korean pilots spent months training six F-35A aircraft at an airbase in Arizona.

North Korea’s Air Force consists mostly of Soviet-era aircraft, including licence-built MiG-21s and Su-25s, with MiG-23s and MiG-29, first introduced in the early 80s, serving as the country’s most modern fighter aircraft.

Earlier this year, hopes for progress in achieving peace on the peninsula faded as much anticipated talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump in Hanoi collapsed without a deal or even a final communique.

Last week, US Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan emphasized that the US would not be reducing the extent of its military exercises with South Korea, adding that it was on the contrary building up its capability.


Source: Sputnik

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Nicole Temple

Here is an article that explains why the North Koreans believe that the United States is not trustworthy:

The Korean people have paid a very heavy price simply because of their unfortunate geographic location immediately adjacent to the world’s largest Communist state.


Except that… It was an UN operation! Yup! And it’s partly the fault of the Soviet Union which, at this time, practised an empty seat policy at the UNSC while the Legitimate China (Taiwan) still had the Chinese seat.
Now, if you think western Europe countries think the United States are trustworthy, you’re seriously deluded, but we’re more clever than the countries of many here you can read the ridiculous anti-US rants when their regimes are much worst than the Yanks.


Another point : It was North Korea which invaded the South, not the contrary. Nobody forced Kim Il Sung to invade. This is the problem when you start a war : you can have plan but at the moment it starts, these rarely turn as planned… Now, would you also consider Mao Zedong responsibility about what happened? He actually wasn’t really an angel, you know, or if he was, he was an angel of death… The commies weren’t better and as imperialist if not more than those they used to endlessly rant about… And they were worst onto their public… Read more »


Once someone started an anti-commie rant in front of the Dalai-Lama who answered him he surely was more communist than the Chinese [sic]. What I state through your rant is it’s a typical left wing anti-Yankee one, but the same kind of those coming from pseudo-leftists that were supporting dictatorships just because these were anti-Yankee. Any REAL leftist would despise the Kim dynasty as much as Stalin, Mao, Pinochet, Galtieri, Arafat, Khamenei, Adolf, Benito or the Bani-Saud. For sure USA did many terrible things and devastating mistakes that do not keep up with the high standards of their constitution… Now… Read more »