The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Korea commented on US military exercises in the Korean peninsula area, according to a message from the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea.

“Recently, when the US conducts the largest joint air exercises in the history of the Korean peninsula directed against the DPRK, high-ranking American politicians make one and one belligerent statements, which is alarming,” the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK said.

The ministry stressed that they do not want war, but they will not be “hiding from it.”

“These hostile warlike statements can not be considered in any other way than a warning that we must prepare for a war on the Korean peninsula,” the ministry said.

Diplomats of North Korea stressed that “now there is only one question: when the war breaks out.”

Earlier it was reported that the United States and South Korea are working out a preventive strike against the DPRK.