x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

N Korea prepares for 'holy war' on South

North Korea is prepared to launch a 'sacred holy war' based on nuclear deterrent, the North's state media said on Thursday.

SEOUL // North Korea is prepared to launch a "sacred war" based on a nuclear deterrent, the North's state media said on Thursday amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.

"The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK (North Korea) are getting fully prepared to launch a sacred war of justice of Korean style based on the nuclear deterrent at anytime necessary to cope with the enemies' actions deliberately pushing the situation to the brink of a war," the Korean Central News Agency said.