North Korea again fires two missiles in retaliation of US-South Korea joint military drills: KCNA

Seoul, August 6: North Korea propelled a crisp round of ballistic rockets into the ocean early Tuesday and cautioned it could take “new road” in wake of US-South Korean joint military drills that started for the current week, according to VOA news.

The North launched two short-run ballistic rockets from South Hwanghae Province in the western region of the nation, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in an announcement. The rockets went around 450 kilometers and arrived at a stature of around 37 kilometers, it included.

The United States and the South Korean insight authorities state the rockets seem, by all accounts, to be like the short-extend ballistic rockets propelled by North Korea on July 25, the announcement said.

North Korea has directed four rounds of short-go ballistic rocket dispatches in about the previous two weeks, raising questions about working-level atomic talks that U.S. authorities had trusted would start a month ago.

Some times before the latest missile test, the North foreign ministry released an official statement condemning the joint exercises as a “flagrant violation” of the recent arrangement reached with Seoul and Washington.

“We have already warned several times that the joint military exercises would block progress in the DPRK-U.S. relations and the inter-Korean relations and bring us into a reconsideration of our earlier major steps,” said a North Korean foreign ministry spokesperson quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

“The U.S. and South Korean authorities remain outwardly talkative about dialogue. But when they sit back, they sharpen a sword to do us harm,” the KCNA statement stated, adding it may “be compelled to seek a new road as we have already indicated.”



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