North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warns of a “very grave” situation on the Korean peninsula

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Kim blamed Washington and Seoul for the current frictions, saying they had trampled on peace overtures from Pyongyang

US Marines pictured during a joint landing operation by US and South Korean Marines in Pohang
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US Marines pictured during a joint landing operation by US and South Korean Marines in Pohang Photo: AFP/GETTY

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has warned of a “very grave” situation on the Korean peninsula, where soaring military tensions have seen the two Koreas trade artillery fire and Pyongyang threaten a new nuclear test.

In a meeting with top military leaders on Tuesday, Kim blamed Washington and Seoul for the current frictions, saying they had trampled on peace overtures from Pyongyang.

“The current situation is very grave,” Kim was quoted as saying by the North’s official KCNA news agency on Wednesday.

Kim, the supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), told his senior-most officers that despite the North’s conciliatory gestures, South Korea and the United States had pushed ahead…

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