After North Korea fired over Japan, South Korea and the US launched four missiles

A missile launched from South Korea during a joint exercise with the US.  October 5, 2022.

South Korea and the United States have launched four surface-to-surface missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan, the South Korean military announced on Wednesday (Oct 5) after repeated North Korean fire. According to the South Korean General Staff, the South Korean and American militaries each fired two strategic missiles at simulated targets. On Tuesday, the air forces of the two allies had already conducted a bombing exercise against targets in the Yellow Sea.

US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said in an interview with CNN “Respond to provocations from the North to ensure we can demonstrate our own capabilities” etc “Make sure we have military capability ready”. However, the shooting was not directly confirmed and no further information was provided. “It doesn’t have to come to that. We’ve made it clear to Kim Jong Un that we’re willing to sit at the table without preconditions.He added.

Among those shots, a Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile malfunctioned, causing panic in the city of Gangneung, with some residents believing it was a North Korean attack. The explosion was especially heard in this eastern city. No injuries were reported and an investigation has been launched to clarify this “unusual flight”.

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Intensity of North Korean firing

North Korea revises legislation “irreversible” Its status as a nuclear power has seen it ramp up its firepower this year and launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time since 2017. Its launch over Japan on Tuesday is part of these strategies. Tokyo was forced to activate its alert system and ask residents in some areas to take shelter.

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned “increase” Called Pyongyang “To resume conversation” in order to achieve “Complete and Verifiable Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”.

South Korean President Yoon Seok-yul, for his part, condemned it “provocation” violates “Clearly the universal principles and standards of the United Nations”Ordered “A solid answer”.

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The world with AFP

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