Quoting an unnamed spokesman from the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (CPRC and DPRK, respectively), KCNA referred to the US and South Korean military might as "puppet forces" and warned that a planned December 4. aerial drill is a "war rehearsal [that] is just a grave military provocation".
The bombing drill comes just one week after North Korea conducted a test of a never-before-seen intercontinental ballistic missile theoretically able to range all of the continental U.S.
But earlier, the North Korean state media said the drill pushes the Korean Peninsula "to the brink of nuclear war".
The South Korean army is reportedly on course to launch a combat unit consisting of drone bots sometime next year, in a move that signals a new era of drone bots in the military.
Around 12,000 USA service members, including from the Marines and Navy, will join South Korean troops.
The B-1B Lancers were dispatched from Guam, where they are stationed as part of America's "Continuous Bomber Presence" mission in the Asia Pacific. After each American military exercise with South Korea or Japan in recent months, China has announced its own drills in neighboring areas. Yet the Air Force claimed that the drills were "not in response to any incident or provocation" and pointed out that the US and South Korea carry them out every year.
A state-run newspaper in northeastern China's Jilin city, which is near the border with North Korea, published a full page of "common sense" advice that was meant to keep its readers alive in the case of attack.
North Korea, which regularly threatens South Korea, the United States and their allies, has denounced the exercises.
US military dependants in South Korea have been urged to head back to the states as suggested by Senator Lindsey Graham, who said the the conflict with the North was getting very close.
North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk met Feltman in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, on Wednesday and discussed bilateral cooperation and other issues of mutual interest, KCNA said.
Pompeo said Saturday that USA intelligence agencies believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn't have a good idea about how tenuous his situation is domestically and internationally.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit China next Wednesday for a summit with his counterpart Xi Jinping, Seoul's presidential Blue House said.
The military exercises, called "Vigilant Ace", are created to enhance joint readiness and operational capability of USA extended deterrence, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. -South Korean military exercises, which are called "Vigilant Ace" and will run until Friday. While Moon also voiced skepticism over the missile system before assuming power, analysts said ongoing North Korean missile testing made it hard for him to roll back deployment. China is North Korea's lone major ally and fears widespread instability on its border.