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North Korea confirms missile launch as part of ‘tactical nuclear strike’ drill

THE North Korea confirmed that he proceeded to launch of two short-range ballistic missilesexplaining how conducted a “tactical nuclear strike” exercisein response to the joint high schools of the US and South Korean militaries, according to North Korea’s official KCNA news agency.

The missiles, the launch of which was announced by the South Korean General Staff of National Defense, were seen yesterday Wednesday (30/8) as part of an exercise for “a strike with tactical nuclear weapons that [θα] it was intended to completely destroy the main command centers and air bases” on the other side of the border, according to KCNA, whose broadcast is closely watched in Seoul.

North Korea launched today Wednesday (30/8) at least two short-range ballistic missiles, it announced and South Korea’s military, hours after deploying US B-1B bombers to joint US-South Korean military training centers in the region.

Japan’s Ministry of Defense announced for its part that at least one suspected ballistic missile had been fired, while Japanese media reported that two missiles were fired and landed outside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)..

Today Thursday (31/8) they are completed the annual large-scale US and South Korean military drills (Ulchi Freedom Shield) that anger Pyongyang.

US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby declined to comment at a press conference in Washington as news of the North Korean missile launch broke.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for a boost to the Navy in the face of the “threat of nuclear war” in its territorial watersNorth Korean media reported yesterday.

The US, South Korea and Japan have stepped up defense cooperation in recent months and they performed yesterday joint missile defense schools to counter Pyongyang’s increased nuclear and missile threats.

High schools in international waters off South Korea’s Jeju Island participated destroyers equipped with Aegis radar systems from all three countriesthe South Korean Navy said in a statement.

North Korea held this year record number of weapons tests and last week made its second attempt to launch a military intelligence satellitewhich failed.

Source: News Beast

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