North Korea criticizes U.S. for joint military exercise

North Korea criticizes U.S. for joint military exercise

POSTED: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 8:34am

North Korea's Foreign Ministry criticized friday joint military exercises being carried out by the United States and South Korea. Speaking to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, a government official said the annual exercise had increased tension on the Korean Peninsula quote "beyond the danger line."

His comments come just days after North Korea struck a nuclear disarmament-for-aid deal with the U.S. The deal is being touted as a major breakthrough.

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