"The objective of these operations are to send signals that we know how to operate together in the defense of South Korea and to make it clear that aggressive actions that violate the sovereignty of our allies [will not be tolerated]".
"The U.S.is running amok by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary ones. The US should expect that it would face [an] unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time", said a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.
North Korea's official news agency described a USA aircraft carrier patrolling off the Korean Peninsula as a "primary target" and said Washington should expect an "unimaginable" attack. -South Korea joint military exercises in the region.
USA military drills off the coast of the Korean Peninsula were set to run through October 26.
The latest threat on Thursday came amid massive joint US-South Korean naval exercises off the peninsula involving the American aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
Pyongyang habitually condemns such joint exercises and the state-run KCNA news agency on Saturday called the Ronald Reagan's participation a "reckless act of war maniacs as it only drives the tense situation on the peninsula into the point of explosion".
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The North Korean committee also said that Washington has also deployed the nuclear submarine USS Michigan, whose participation has not been officially confirmed.
This is a response to the General teachings of the United States and South Korea.
North Korea fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July and conducted its sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test last month.
A series of weapons tests by Pyongyang, including its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3 and two missile launches over Japan, has stoked tension in East Asia.
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While tourists are free to visit the secretive state as part of strictly controlled tour groups, they are told to never take photos of soldiers by their handlers.
In August, for instance, Pyongyang said it was "carefully examining" plans for a missile strike in August near U.S. territory of Guam, which houses 6,000 American troops.