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North Korea Fires Missiles as US, South Korea Kick Off Military Drills

North Korea Fires Missiles (symbolic picture)
North Korea Fires Missiles (symbolic picture)

 

North Korea (August 21,2023) : North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea on Monday, just hours after the United States and South Korea began joint military exercises. The South Korean military said the projectiles were fired from the North's eastern coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 430 kilometers (270 miles). The launches come amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The US and South Korea have been conducting joint military exercises for weeks, which the North has condemned as a rehearsal for war.

The North has also been testing a variety of missiles in recent months, including short-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile. The latest launches are a clear sign that the North is not backing down from its threats. The US and South Korea have warned that they will respond with a "strong and decisive" response to any provocation from the North.

The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on North Korea in response to its missile tests. However, the sanctions have not deterred the North from continuing its weapons program. The situation on the Korean Peninsula remains tense and there is a risk of conflict. The US and South Korea are hoping that the joint military exercises will deter the North from taking further action. However, it is unclear whether the exercises will be enough to prevent the North from escalating tensions.


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