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North Korea Warns of Second Korean War on Armistice Anniversary

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A big banner reading "End Korean War" during a peace festival to mark the 69th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice agreement, at Imjingak park in Paju, on July 23.

A big banner reading "End Korean War" during a peace festival to mark the 69th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice agreement, at Imjingak park in Paju, on July 23.

Photographer: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea used the anniversary of the armistice that halted fighting on the peninsula 69 years ago to warn of a “second Korean War,” blaming the US and South Korea for inflaming hostilities.

“The joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, which are being carried out with a thick gunpowder smell, are exacerbating the situation on the Korean Peninsula,” North Korea’s foreign ministry said in a statement, calling the two a “horde of belligerents wanting the wretchedness of war.”