South Korea and the United States will conduct a simulated attack on a nuclear facility next month, said the official of the Ministry of defense of South Korea.
Although the official said that the missiles are not aimed specifically at North Korea, the announcement was made less than two weeks after North Korea stated that it successfully tested a nuclear warhead - its second nuclear test this year and the fifth for the rest of the time. The United States and South Korea will also mimic on what to do in case of a sudden missile strike.
Nuclear tests in North Korea caused a strong rebuke from the international community. South Korea saying that "preparing for the worst scenario." The simulation, called the joint exercises "Red Flag" will be held in Alaska from October 3 to October 21. North Korean state media called South as "puppets", hinting about the upcoming military exercises.
In its statement, South Korea said that nuclear attack would occur with the use of a set of munitions GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack that converts bombs, free-falling from airplanes.
Wednesday, the US also reported that it held its second show of show of strength after 2 weeks in South Korea to send North Korea a message. The United States sent two B-1B bombers flying near the Korean demilitarized zone, the source said. The B-1 bomber flew over Seoul on 13 September in order to showcase DPRK's strength, responding to the recent North Korean nuclear test. The day after this, North Korea accused the US of "bluffing" and said that such actions incite tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
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