1. South Korea fires missiles in drills amid standoff with North Korea

South Korea fires missiles in drills amid standoff with North Korea

South Korean warplanes and navy ships have fired a barrage of missiles into the waters during one- day drills aimed at boosting a readiness against possible North Korean aggression.

By: | Seoul | Updated: July 6, 2017 12:44 PM
South Korea fires missiles,  North Korea standoff,  North's ICBM launch , Kim Jong Un, North Korean aggression,South Korea's navy, ballistic missile . Today’s drills off the east coast were previously scheduled but they occurred two days after North Korea test- launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile. (Reuters)

South Korean warplanes and navy ships have fired a barrage of missiles into the waters during one- day drills aimed at boosting a readiness against possible North Korean aggression. Today’s drills off the east coast were previously scheduled but they occurred two days after North Korea test- launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile. South Korea’s navy says the drills involve 15 warships including a 3,200-ton-class destroyer, helicopters and fighter jets.

The North’s ICBM launch was a milestone in its efforts to pursue an arsenal of long-range nuclear missiles capable of reaching anywhere in the United States. Analysts say the missile tested Tuesday could reach Alaska if launched at a normal trajectory. After the launch, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he will never put his weapons programs up for negotiations.

 

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