The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) warned Saturday that the United States could start a second Korean War anytime, on the eve of the 67th anniversary of the outbreak of the three-year war.

The United States “is driving the situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war by massively bringing its strategic assets one after another to put under its complete control the peninsula, which is of geographical importance in realizing its regional and global hegemony,” said a commentary carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Tensions remain high on the Korean Peninsula due to the U.S. threat to launch military strikes against Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.

The commentary said “the U.S. hostility and war hysteria against the DPRK are getting evermore undisguised,” accusing the commander of the 2nd division of the U.S. forces in South Korea of claiming that American troops would come back any time to fight.

“This shows that the U.S. remains unchanged in its sinister design although 67 years have passed,” it added.

The Korean Peninsula remains technically in a state of war because the 1950-1953 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace agreement. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh