The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday urged the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to suspend their joint military exercises.

“This is only a cheap trick from the United States to delay training to evade the responsibility of deliberately circumventing the situation and not in favor of a breakthrough in the crisis,” the official Minju Joson newspaper said in an article referring to the United States’ official announcement that it would delay joint military exercises this year. The Korean peninsula. ”

The joint military exercise “is a rehearsal for a dangerous nuclear war to invade the DPRK from thousands to the ground,” the article said.

The DPRK has long accused the joint military exercises by the United States and South Korea of ‚Äč‚Äčincreasing tension on the Korean Peninsula.

Washington and Sol recently agreed not to hold joint military exercises until the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Pyongyang.