South Korea: North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea on Sunday. This is being seen as a response to joint military exercises between the US and South Korea. North Korea has ramped up its testing activities in recent days. Seoul’s military said it was North Korea’s fourth show of force in the past week.
Regarding this incident, South Korea’s ‘Joint Chiefs of Staff’ said in a statement that the missile released from the northwestern region of North Korea fell in the water area of the country’s east coast. The missile covered a distance of 800 km (500 mi). It was said that the South Korean army has increased vigilance and is maintaining close coordination with the US. Earlier, Japan’s Defense Ministry also claimed that North Korea fired a suspicious missile on Sunday morning.
North Korea sees military exercises as an attack
North Korea has reacted several times before regarding joint military exercises between the US and South Korea. North Korea sees such military exercises as preparation for an attack. North Korea says that this military exercise is an attempt to spread panic, such activities are going on to provoke us.
What did America and South Korea say
Although the US and South Korea say that their military exercises are of a defensive nature. Significantly, a day before the start of joint military exercises between the US and South Korea, North Korea tested a submarine-launched cruise missile.
Significantly, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol had just arrived on Japan tour. Where he met the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida. This was the first time in the last 12 years that the leaders of the two countries met. There is tension between the two countries since the Second World War. In such a situation, many meanings were extracted from this meeting.
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