23 Jul 2010

Naval exercises a threat, says North Korea

9:43 pm on 23 July 2010

North Korea says planned naval exercises by the United States and South Korea are a threat to its sovereignty and the region.

A member of Pyongyang's delegation to an Asia-Pacific security meeting being held in Vietnam says such threats will be met with what he calls a physical response.

The US and South Korea say the exercises, beginning on Sunday, should deter North Korea from further attacks after the torpedoing of a South Korean warship in March.

North Korea denies involvement in the sinking.