South Korea and the United States have fired four surface-to-surface missiles toward the Sea of Japan, the South Korean military announced on Wednesday (October 5), following a series of barrages by North Korea. According to the South Korean General Staff, South Korean and US forces each fired two tactical missiles at simulated targets. On Tuesday, the air forces of the two allies had already conducted a bombing exercise against a target in the Yellow Sea.
John Kirby, spokesman for the US National Security Council, told CNN “Respond to provocations from the North and make sure we can demonstrate our own capabilities” And “Make sure we have military capabilities ready”. However, he did not directly confirm the firing and did not provide further details. “It doesn’t have to come to that. We have made it clear to Kim Jong-un that we are prepared to sit at the table without preconditions.he added.
In the footage, a Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile malfunctioned, causing panic in the city of Gangneung, with some residents believing it was a North Korean attack. Explosions were heard especially in this eastern city. No injuries were reported and an investigation was opened to clarify this “unusual flight”.
North Korea’s fire intensity
North Korea has amended its law “irreplaceable” Its status as a nuclear power has accelerated its firing this year, launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time since 2017. Tuesday’s launch over Japan is part of these maneuvers. Tokyo was forced to activate its alert system and asked residents in some regions to take shelter.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condemned “increase” And called Pyongyang “Resume Conversation” to achieve “Complete and Verifiable Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”.
South Korean President Yoon Seok-yul, for his part, a “provocation” violates “Clearly United Nations Universal Principles and Standards”and ordered “Affirmative Answer”.
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