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US sends long-range bombers to South Korea

South Korea and the United States conclude a multi-day flight exercise. In the end, they once again showed strength against North Korea.


The essentials in a nutshell

  • The US and South Korea have once again demonstrated their military might against North Korea.
  • The self-proclaimed nuclear power has again carried out rocket tests.

The armed forces of the United States and South Korea have regained military strength after the end of joint air exercises North Korea is a self-proclaimed nuclear power Proved.

For the first time in five years, the US sent B-1B long-range bombers to the Korean Peninsula. He shared the civil servants of South Korea On Saturday, two of these supersonic bombers, along with eight fighter jets from the two countries, took part in the “Vigilan Storm” exercise in South Korea, which ended six days later.

North Korea sat down Missile tests continued on the same day. According to the South Korean military, at least four short-range ballistic missiles were detected in the morning (local time) after the launch in North Korea. They flew about 130 kilometers towards the Yellow Sea.

It is not clear from the information whether the tests were conducted after or before the B-1B bombers flew overhead. In the past, the US has repeatedly flown long-range bombers over South Korea as a sign of the alliance’s strength.

North Korea has repeatedly conducted missile tests

North Korea is now again conducting missile tests with an unusually high frequency. According to the military in South Korea, the country has already launched more than 25 missiles, including an ICBM, this week alone.

The tests were also seen as a reaction to the air drills conducted in South Korea. North Korea accused both countries of “ruthless provocation” and threatened countermeasures. South Korea and the US fear North Korea’s first nuclear test could take years.

UN resolutions Ban North Korea Nuclear weapons testing and any cross-border missile testing armed with nuclear weapons.

But this year the UN The Ninth Session of the Security Council on North Korea failed to take action against rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

The 15 members of the United Nations’ most powerful body disagreed on a joint statement in New York on Friday. Instead, several countries – including the US, Britain and France – have separately condemned Pyongyang’s missile tests.

The council’s integrated approach has failed in the past due to opposition from China, considered North Korea’s closest international partner. criticized the Chinese in Friday’s session messenger Jong Jun said he believes US-South Korean military exercises, among others, are driving the spiral of escalation. However, he also emphasized that Beijing is clearly opposed to any nuclear build-up on the Korean Peninsula.

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