Threats North Korea fears attack, as US B-1B bomber again joins aerial exercises with South Korea
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Kim Jong Un came with his daughter to watch a missile launch. — Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP
Bluff, or yet another sign of an impending nuclear missile test? North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promised to “respond resolutely” and resort to; the atomic bomb in the event of a nuclear attack on his country, reported Saturday the North Korean agency KCNA the day after an intercontinental ballistic missile launch by Pyongyang. North Korea “will resolutely respond to nuclear weapons with nuclear weapons and an all-out confrontation with a merciless confrontation,” the North Korean leader as quoted; by KCNA, according to which he himself supervised Friday's missile launch.
KCNA said that Friday’s test was for the “new type of ICBM” North Korea's Hwasong-17, and which “test firing has clearly proven; reliability of this new major strategic weapons system.” The North Korean national news agency said that the missile had reached “a maximum altitude of 6,040.9 km and traveled a distance of 999.2 km” before “landing precisely on the pre-defined area” in the East Sea, or Sea of Japan. The distance and elevation match the estimates given by Seoul and Tokyo on Friday, and are only slightly less than expected. those of the ICBM fired by Pyongyang on March 24, which seems to be the most powerful test ever carried out. by the North.
American B-1B bomber redeployed
The United States, South Korea and Japan have stepped up in recent months their joint military maneuvers since Kim Jong-un declared in September that North Korea’s status as a nuclear state was “irreversible” Seoul and Washington have notably led late October and early November the largest joint air exercises in their history. An American B-1B strategic bomber was also killed. redeployed in the Korean Peninsula on Saturday as part of a joint aerial exercise between Seoul and Washington
But North Korea sees these shows of force as repercussions. ;general petitions to an invasion of its territory or an attempt to overthrow the regime. And is all the more sensitive to these great aerial exercises that its air force is precisely its Achilles heel.
KCNA has also indicated; that Kim Jong-un had attended at the launch “with his beloved daughter and wife” State media showed a beaming Kim walking in front of a giant missile, accompanied by a of a little girl in a down jacket and red shoes. It is extremely rare for state media to mention the North Korean leader’s children, and this would be one of the first official confirmations of his daughter’s existence, according to reports. experts.