Signal to North Korea: US and South Korea fire eight missiles

Signal to North Korea: US and South Korea fire eight missiles

Released on 06.06.

  • The US and the South Korean military have fired eight ballistic missiles into the sea. Photo: -/South Korea’s Defense Ministry/Yonhap via AP/dpa
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    The US and South Korea want to show determination by reacting to the missile launches ordered by Pyongyang. North Korea are strictly forbidden missile tests by UN resolution.


    In direct response to a series of missile launches by the North Korean military, South Korea and the US have launched short-range ballistic missiles in the open Sea fired.

    The eight missiles were fired within ten minutes early Monday morning fired and eventually fell into the Sea of ​​Japan (Korean: East Sea), according to a report by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, the general staff in Seoul announced. The day before, North Korea had responded to a joint naval maneuver by the United States and South Korea with just as many launches of short-range ballistic missiles, which the authoritarian state is prohibited by UN resolutions. Those missiles, too, eventually landed in the sea.

    In responding to the missile launches ordered by Pyongyang, according to the South Korean military, the allies wanted “the ability and determination for immediate precision strikes “demonstrate against targets in North Korea. The General Staff in Seoul accused the other side of targeted provocation and urged them to “refrain from any actions that aggravate military tensions on the Korean Peninsula and security concerns”.

    UN resolutions prohibit North Korea from testing ballistic missiles, which, depending on the design, can also carry one or more nuclear warheads. Ballistic missiles are usually surface-to-surface missiles. The USA and South Korea fear that North Korea could also carry out a new nuclear test at any time. (dpa)

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