Faced with the growing threat of missiles and nuclear weapons in North KoreaSeoul and Washington cooperated in a military exercise, which flew over the Yellow Sea between China and the Korean Peninsula, to warn Kim Jong Un’s country of his military might.
“The combined exercises demonstrate the US willingness and ability to provide a credible and comprehensive deterrence against North Korean nuclear and missile threats”, said the Ministry of Defense, Lloyd Austin, quoted by the Yonhap agency.
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The joint air drills included a B-1B strategic bomber and US Air Force F-22 and F-35B stealth fighters, as well as South Korean F-35As.
A spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry responded that with the exercises, the United States “is going to trigger a total confrontation” with Pyongyangaccording to the state news agency KCNA.
However, the cooperation between the United States and South Korea is not weakening. A statement from Austin and South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup assures their mission to “expand and strengthen the level and magnitude” of joint military exercises in light of Pyongyang’s “continued provocations,” including a recent incursion. of drones.
The North Korean ministry spokesman described the US commitment as “a clear expression of the dangerous US scenario that will turn the Korean Peninsula into a huge war arsenal and war zone”, according to KCNA. (YO)
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