North Korea carries out ‘large-scale’ artillery drill, South Korea says

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North Korea’s military staged a “large-scale artillery drill” around the Wonsan region in the country’s east on Tuesday, a statement from the South Korean military said.

North Korea issued new warnings that it would defend itself against the “American imperialists,” the Washington Post reported.

In a statement, the South Korean President’s Office said a meeting had been held to discuss the situation.

Tuesday marks the 85th anniversary of the founding of North Korea’s military, a significant date in the country’s calendar.