SOUTH Korea has started navy wargames in a provocative show of strength as Kim Jong-un ramps up ballistic missile testing.
The threatened nation carried out massive live-fire drills to demonstrate its readiness to retaliate against North Korean aggression.
It comes as South Korean President Moon Jae-in said “now is not the time” for peace talks with the hermit dictatorship.
The wargames commenced as it emerged South Korea was considering moving US nuclear weapons back on to its territory for the first time since the early 1990s.
Moon advocated dialogue with North Korea during his run for President earlier this year, but has reversed his position in the wake of provocative nuclear testing by Pyongyang.
The two nations are still technically at war as the Korean War of 1950-53 ended in a truce, rather than a peace treaty.
Both sides have huge military arsenals aimed at one another but North Korea’s six recent nuclear tests left the two nations, and the world, on the brink.
Full article: World War 3: South Korea starts naval wargames saying ‘now is not time’ for peace talks (Express)