North Korea criticizes South Korea’s military drills

North Korea's media repeated its criticism of South Korea for carrying out military exercises on Thursday, calling them a "violation" of the inter-Korean agreement to halt hostility toward each other.

Uriminzokkiri, the North's external propaganda outlet, said in a commentary that it's an outright provocation, especially as their partner is pursuing negotiations. South Korea conducted its own annual military drills involving the army, air force and marine corps aimed at enhancing their interoperability.

South Korea and the United States have also been engaging in joint maritime exercises since November 5th. South Korea called them "defensive" drills, but the North has criticized them, saying that they would not be helpful in easing tensions.

Source: VOV5