North Korea said Donald Trump wanted war and warned the USA would face a “terrible disaster” unless they backed off.
They said America is preparing for war after the Winter Olympics in “late March or early April” and urged Washington to take the sensible option.
The threats were issued in the Pyongyang Times, a propaganda newspaper based in the capital of Kim Jong-un’s hermit state.
The paper, which is essentially a mouthpiece for the rogue state, published an opinion piece condemning Donald Trump’s threat’s of a “bloody nose” strike on North Korea.
Mr Trump has repeatedly threatened to attack North Korea and deliver “fire and fury” if Kim threatened the US or its allies.
And last month rumours began spreading Washington was considering a pre-emptive “bloody nose” attack on North Korea.
Yesterday the Pyongyang Time’s wrote: “A ‘bloody nose operation’ which is being pushed by the Trump clan is evoking fierce controversy in the international community as well as in the US.
“This is an issue that cannot be overlooked.”
They said America was not just considering a small attack military facilities but an all-out nuclear attack.
The piece said: “The US is speeding up preparations for a nuclear war in the peninsula.
“Most recently, the US military has taken threatening actions. It arranged a drill to dispatch troops and equipment and a parachute drill in the mainland in simulation of contingency in the Korean peninsula.
“Such moves are a revelation of the US’ bid to achieve its impure goal by force of arms and are nothing more than the desperate wriggling of the Trump clan who have been driven into a bay as they have sustained a crushing defeat in the nuclear showdown with the DPRK.”
The newspaper warned America any such move would be seen as a “deliberate act of provocation” and would be met with “disaster”.
It said: “These are also a deliberate act of provocation aimed at spoiling the peaceful atmosphere created in the peninsula thanks to the DPRK’s active measures and efforts and diverting the current trend toward confrontation and war.
“Under a barrage of criticism at home and abroad, the Trump clan are trying to cover up their preemptive strike scheme and their warlike nature, saying the ‘bloody nose operation’ is a ‘fiction’ fabricated by the media and the political aim of the US is to ‘apply maximum pressure to make north Korea come to the negotiating table’.
“Their imprudent attempt to hurt the DPRK which has a powerful nuclear deterrent will obviously bring them a terrible disaster.”