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From a submarine: North Korea launches two strategic missiles after US-Seoul military exercises



North Korea launched two strategic missiles into the sea from a submarine this Sunday morning. This is after joint military exercises announced by the United States and South Korea.

North Korea launches two strategic cruise missiles from submarine in a show of force ahead of joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States.

On Sunday morning, a submarine fired its guns into the sea off the coastal city of Sinpo in eastern North Korea. According to state news, this Korean Central News Agency.

The South Korean military, cited by the agency Yonhap, confirmed it had detected the missile launch but gave no further details.

KCNA said the launch was successful and the missile hit its designated target near the east coast of the Korean peninsula.

North Korea has warned that military exercises by Washington and Seoul would be considered a “declaration of war.”

The two allies launched their biggest joint exercise in five years last Monday.

missile launch

KCNA sources say the launch demonstrates North Korea’s “unwavering” resolve to deal with the situation. In North Korea’s eyes, “the power of US imperialism and its puppet South Korea is “increasingly showing” that it is a “operation” against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

According to the same media, the launch made it possible to “confirm the current operating regime of nuclear deterrents in various spaces.”

In a separate statement, North Korea’s foreign ministry said the United States “plans” to convene the United Nations Security Council to discuss human rights in communist countries. This is consistent with steering.

As such, North Korea “slammed the United States’ despicable ‘human rights’ racket” against Pyongyang as the strongest expression of its hostile policy.

“Freedom Shield”

Washington and Seoul strengthened military cooperation We are facing an increasing military and nuclear threat from North Korea, which has increased its weapons tests in recent months.

Monday exercises called liberty shield , they should last 10 days and focus on “changes in the security environment”. The decision is based on North Korea’s aggression, according to the two allies.

South Korea’s military said earlier this month it was conducting military exercises with US special forces, including simulated precision strikes against key North Korean installations. This is in front of the Shield of Liberty.

Exercise infuriates Pyongyang, which sees it as rehearsal for invasion while noting that its nuclear and ballistic programs are self-defense.

“North Korea is developing military capabilities, wants to test them, and likes to use cooperation between Washington and Seoul as an excuse,” said Leif Eric Easley, a professor at Ewha University in Seoul. said.

Last year, North Korea declared itself an “irreversible” nuclear state and launched a record number of missiles.

Last week, leader Kim Jong-un ordered the military to ramp up exercises in preparation for a “real war.”

Source: Biobiochile

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