North Korea has fired at least four more Friday cruise missiles claiming to have been in ramp response-up United States and South Korea military Drills’ can be seen as an advertisement of war.”
The missile tests come after the two allies conducted a tabletop exercise at the Pentagon on Responses to nuclear attack by Pyongyang.
North Korean forces conducted a “strategic cruise missile launch exercise” in in early time hours of Thursday, firing Four Hwasal-2s official KCNA reported on Friday.
Show exercisedeadly The ability to counter nuclear attack against She added, “hostile forces.”
the defense Ministry in Seol questioned this description of the testsaying that there is a difference between what was announced And what the American and South Korean surveillance discovered. He. She added That analysis was ongoing.
North Korea is not banned from firing Cruise missiles below current UN sanctions But Thursday’s exercise came after several weapons tests this week – including an intercontinental ballistic missile – which the UN chief described as “provocative”.
Pyongyang said the criticism was “unfair and unbalanced”. on Friday called on the global body – any met This week to discuss North Korean launches – to “strongly” condemn Seoul and Washington over their subscriber military exercises.
after year in Pyongyang declared it an “irreversible” nuclear state. power And fired a record- broken number of Seoul and Washington’s missiles have moved up the slope up Joint exercises and US strategic redeployment assets to region.
South Korea is eager to reassure its growing jitters public About the US commitment to the so-called extended Deterrence where the United States assetsincluding nuclear weapons, working to prevent attacks on allies.
South Korea does not have atomic weapons remains It is formally committed to nuclear non-proliferation, even as calls grow domestically to consider acquiring its own nuclear weapons.
The joint tabletop exercise included discussions on “Possible options for The response to the DPRK’s nuclear weapons useWashington and Seoul said in joint statement, using north korea official name.
The joint exercises between the United States and South Korea anger North Korea, which considers them exercises for a invasion.
Shortly after the exercises at the Pentagon, Pyongyang issued a statement claiming that Washington’s “hostile and provocative practices … can be considered a declaration of war.”
“the only way for Prevent the vicious circle of mounting military Tension… is for United State show a clear And a practical attitude like desertion of Commitment to publish the strategy assetsstop joint exercises added.
inter-Korean relations in one of their lowest points in contracts, with Talks stalled and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for “exponential” increase in Weapons production, including tactical nuclear weapons.
north korea test-Disqualified scores of Missiles banned in 2022, the situation of East Asia’s neighbors on edge.
Kim powerful Sister Kim Yo Jong this week described the Pacific Ocean as the country “firing range. “
north korea should Stop spending on military development When the people South Korea’s Unification Ministry announced on Friday that they are starving.
the cost of The three ballistic missiles I launched this week are “enough.” buy about 100,000 tons of food for About two to three million are at risk people for About five months,” Lee Hyo Jung, deputy spokesperson of Ministry of Journalists.
South Korean officials recently warned that North Korea might be, too facing Severe food shortages years later of associated pandemic isolation.
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