The South Korean and US armies each fired two tactical missiles at simulated targets on Wednesday, 24 hours after the North Korea has launched a ballistic missile on Japan.
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The response was immediate. South Korea and the United States have launched four surface-to-surface missiles towards the Sea of Japan, the South Korean military announced on Wednesday (Oct.5), 24 hours after North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Japan.
According to the South Korean General Staff, the South Korean and American armies each fired two tactical missiles at simulated targets. The air forces of the two allied countries had already conducted a bombing exercise on a target in the Yellow Sea on Tuesday.
As part of the drills, a ballistic missile launch caused panic in a normally quiet South Korean city after the missile crashed to the ground and ignited a massive fire, South Korean officials said.
Washington speaks of a response to “Northern provocations”
US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, interviewed by CNN, explained that it was “respond to provocations from the North, to ensure that we can demonstrate our capabilities” And “make sure you have military capabilities ready”. However, he did not directly confirm the shootings and did not provide further details. “We made it clear to Kim Jong-un [le dirigeant de la Corée-du-Nord] that we are ready to sit at the table without preconditions “He added.
North Korea, which has revised its legislation to do “irreversible” its nuclear power status, this year it stepped up its fire and launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time since 2017. Pyongyang launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) on Tuesday that flew over Japan , which led Tokyo to activate its alert system and ask people in certain areas to take refuge.