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North Korea in ‘a state of war’

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says it has entered “a state of war” with South Korea in the latest of a string of threats that have raised tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

A statement Saturday by Pyongyang said all matters between the sides will be dealt with in a manner befitting war.

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Earlier this week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops to be on a high alert in response to annual US-South Korean drills. He warned his forces were ready ‘‘to settle accounts with the US’’ after two American B-2 bombers flew a training mission in South Korea.

South Korea says the latest threat is a follow-up to Kim’s order.

Analysts say a full-scale conflict is suicidal for Pyongyang and the threats are aimed at drawing Washington into talks.

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