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South Korea responds to Pynoyngyang’s missile launch with ‘overwhelming’ show of force

Japan and South Korea have requested the latest DPRK missile launch be discussed at an emergency session of the UN Security Council.

South Korea has responded to North Korea’s recent missile launch by ordering a large military drill employing F15 fighter jets dropping bombs in an exercise which took place near Taebaek, a South Korean town near the 38th parallel which divides the two Korean states.

The exercises were said to be ordered by South Korean President Moon Jae-in shortly after the North Korean missile launch which took place early on the morning of the 29th.

According to the chief of North Korea’s Security Council,

“We assessed North Korea’s provocations as extremely severe and decided to maintain a vigilant posture in preparation for the possibility of additional provocations by North Korea”.

South Korea’s military drills were followed by Japan conducting anti-missile exercises. Japan had previously declared it has the right to shoot down any North Korean projectiles which fly over its territory although this morning, Tokyo did not attempt to shoot down the missile from Pyongyang.

South Korea and Japan have also called for an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council in order to discuss the latest missile launch by North Korea.

Last week, North Korea launched a trio of short-range missiles which were said to have failed. At the time South Korea said this was a possible sign that North Korea wants to engage in dialogue. Based on Seoul’s response to the most recent more successful launch, it appears South Korea has modified its opinion on this.

READ MORE: Seoul sees new missile launches by N.Korea as sign of will for dialogue

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Cale
Cale
August 29, 2017

Powerful Japanese, South Korean and US military forces are on high alert. Why was this NK missile flying over Japan not shot down? Difficult to understand…

hestroy
hestroy
Reply to  Cale
August 29, 2017

Because they don’t have S-400?

Daisy Adler
Daisy Adler
August 29, 2017

Sabre rattlings on both sides of the 38th parallel … going on and on, for the last 65 years … Yawn.

Mike
Mike
August 30, 2017

Well if US and SK stopped having these war games right on NK’s border, that might go a long way to calming things down. It is clear NK is being provoked.

Ozzy Guy
Ozzy Guy
Reply to  Mike
August 30, 2017

Simpleton…

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Ozzy Guy
August 30, 2017

I guess my sentence was too complicated for you to grasp.

Isabella Jones
Isabella Jones
Reply to  Mike
August 30, 2017

Kangaroos aren’t noted for their grasp of the subtle Mike,. or anything outside a cold beer, actually 🙂

santiago
santiago
Reply to  Mike
August 31, 2017

Imbeciles can only understand one word sentences. 🙂

Albert Kong
Albert Kong
Reply to  Mike
September 5, 2018

Unlikely, unless you were talking to a monkey. Your sentences are not renowned for complexity or nuance.

Albert Kong
Albert Kong
Reply to  Mike
September 5, 2018

Can’t decide if you’re for real. NK is the innocent party? Wow, fascinating indoctrination level. Do some research. Read a book by one of the people who has escaped from life in NK. Real testimony about the police state, torture, executions and family punishments. You often complain about the ‘deep state’ in the US, but apparently don’t recognise the ‘deep state’ in NK which has been threatening SK for decades. Mind-blowing.

Daisy Adler
Daisy Adler
August 30, 2017

“North Korea test-fired a medium-range missile that flew over northern Japan.” So? August 2, 2017 – The United States test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a military base in California. The missile weighs 80,000 pounds (32 tons), has a range of 6,000 + miles and its cost is about $8 million piece. The missile flew about 3000 miles, before crashing into Pacific (it might have flown over Hawaii). The latest launch is the fourth of its kind this year. Why one test would be outrageous and the other not? I’m fed up with US mantra “Do as I say, not… Read more »

Daisy Adler
Daisy Adler
August 30, 2017

Interesting historical reminder, worth reading: The Problem is Washington, Not DPRK, by Mike Whitney
http://www.4thmedia.org/2017/04/the-problem-is-washington-not-north-korea/

“Most people think the problem lies with North Korea, but it doesn’t. The problem lies with the United States; it’s unwillingness to negotiate an end to the war, its unwillingness to provide basic security guarantees to the North, its unwillingness to even sit down with the people who –through Washington’s own stubborn ignorance– are now developing long-range ballistic missiles that will be capable of hitting American cities.
How dumb is that?”

jerry hamilton
jerry hamilton
Reply to  Daisy Adler
August 31, 2017

You are right. The terrorist problems have always emanated from America.
They are terrorist nation number 1.

Isabella Jones
Isabella Jones
August 30, 2017

Last two days we have been treated to some awesome displays of Russian fighter jets flying quite low over the University on Russky Island.
I was assuming they are maybe practising for a display for the upcoming EEF – but maybe not?
[Gods are they impressive; belly rolls, floats, twists — and the noise!! even the windows thrummmm.]

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