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US, South Korea to increase joint air train amid North Korea missile launch

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Seoul [South Korea], November 4 (ANI): After North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday (Seoul time), South Korea and the US have agreed to increase their large-scale joint air train by one other day, Seoul’s defence minister mentioned Thursday following his talks with the Pentagon chief, Lloyd Austin, in keeping with Yonhap news company.

The joint army drill between the US and South Korea was earlier scheduled to conclude on Friday, nevertheless, North Korean provocations acquired prolonged by a day.

The five-day-long Vigilant Storm apply between the US and South Korea was speculated to happen with round 240 plane, together with F-35 stealth fighter jets, mobilized across the Korean Peninsula, Yonhap news company reported.

South Korea’s army mentioned the ICBM was launched from the Sunan space in Pyongyang at round 7:40 am. This newest launch marked the nation’s seventh firing of an ICBM in 2022.

However, South Korea’s defence supply informed Yonhap that Thursday’s missile appears to have failed in regular flight.

“Our military has beefed up surveillance and vigilance while maintaining the readiness posture in close cooperation with the US,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) mentioned in a press release.

Earlier on Thursday, it was reported that Pyongyang had fired an unknown ballistic missile on the Sea of Japan. Media reviews had mentioned that the missile is believed to be an intermediate- or long-range missile.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida mentioned North Korea’s persevering with missile launches are completely unacceptable.

“Today, North Korea conducted missile launches again. The continuing missile launches are inexcusable and absolutely unacceptable,” Kishida mentioned in a press release.

Over 10 years in energy, the North Korean chief has carried out greater than 100 missile launches, together with intercontinental launches, and 4 nuclear exams whereas North Korean chief Kim Jong Un has mentioned quite a few instances that his nation will proceed to spice up its nuclear potential.

Meanwhile, leaders through the QUAD summit which occurred in Tokyo in May condemned North Korea’s “destabilizing” ballistic missile launches and referred to as on the worldwide group to abide by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

“We condemn North Korea’s destabilizing ballistic missile development and launches, including multiple intercontinental ballistic missile tests, in violation of UNSCRs, and call on the international community to fully implement these resolutions. We urge North Korea to abide by all of its obligations under the UNSCRs, refrain from provocations, and engage in substantive dialogue,” mentioned the joint assertion by QUAD Leader following the summit hosted by Japan in Tokyo. (ANI)

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