Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Ahead of United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's visit to South Korea, the Pyongyang government issued a warning condemning the joint military exercise that began last week.
"If the U.S. administration wants to sleep peacefully for the next four years, it must stop stirring things up from the first step," Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said in a statement published by a state news agency KCNA.
"Once again, we understood from these attitudes that there is nothing to talk about," Kim Yo Jong said in response to the White House statements that the dialogue efforts had failed.
Kim Yo Jong stressed in her statement that the war exercise and hostility cannot be together with dialogue and cooperation.
Pyongyang's government argues that the drills are part of a plan to invade North Korea.
The United States and South Korea deny the allegations.