The South Korean and US armies each fired two tactical missiles at simulated targets on Wednesday, 24 hours later North Korea has launched a ballistic missile over Japan.
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The reaction was immediate. South Korea and the United States have fired four surface-to-surface missiles at the Sea of Japan, the South Korean military said Wednesday (October 5), 24 hours after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over 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 carried out a bombing exercise on a target in the Yellow Sea on Tuesday.
As part of the drills, the launch of a ballistic missile in a normally quiet South Korean city has sparked panic after the missile slammed into the ground and sparked massive fire, South Korean officials said.
Washington speaks of response “to the provocations of the North”
US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told CNN that this is the case “Responding to provocations from the north to prove our own capabilities” and “Make sure we have the military capabilities ready”. However, he did not directly confirm the shootings and gave no further details. “We made it clear to Kim Jong-un [le dirigeant de la Corée-du-Nord] that we are ready to sit down at the table without preconditions”he added.
North Korea, which has revised its legislation, do “irreversible” Due to its status as a nuclear power, Pyongyang increased its shelling this year and launched an ICBM for the first time since 2017. Pyongyang on Tuesday fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) that flew over Japan, which Tokyo led to activate its warning system and urge people in certain areas to seek shelter.