The Democratic People's Republic of Korea says it will be closely watching South Korea's every move. Pyongyang claims if it dares to try any aggression, the DPRK would forcefully wipe out the enemy and its stronghold with the most powerful attack beyond imagination.
According to a statement issued by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea, the anti-submarine exercise held by South Korea is viewed as an "intolerable challenge" to the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK. The document also goes on to say the drills are a "premeditated military provocation aimed to ignite a war".
The DPRK military is warning it will respond against the exercises, which amount to an "open military attack." South Korea claims the DPRK has deployed long-range SA-5 missiles along its coast, which are likely posing a threat to the South's drills.