The soldiers of North Korea organized a "large-scale artillery exercise", to mark the creation of the army of the country.
In a statement, the South Korean military said that on Tuesday, after lunch, conducted exercises in the area of Wonsan. The statement did not contain information about what types of weapons and military units participated in the exercise. "Our armed forces are closely monitoring North Korean military movements and remain prepared", - reads the statement of the joint chiefs of staff of South Korea. The teachings of North Korea coincided with military exercises carried out by the naval forces of the United States and South Korea in the Yellow sea, off the West coast of the Korean Peninsula.
In turn, in Tokyo to meet envoys from South Korea, Japan and the USA to discuss the refusal of North Korea to close its nuclear program. In recent weeks, there were fears that North Korea may soon conduct another nuclear test or rocket launch. Alex Neil, senior research fellow, International Institute for strategic studies in Asia, told CNN that artillery practice will probably be the message for Seoul.
"For the DPRK it is important to remind the South that very large areas of the South Korean population is within artillery range of the North", he said, using the official name of North Korea.
On Monday, the US President, Donald trump declared that the status quo with the North Korean nuclear power is unacceptable and calls for new sanctions against the country.
"This is a real threat to the world, we want to talk about it or not," said trump at a dinner for the ambassadors of the countries which sit on the Security Council. "North Korea is a big problem on a world scale, and this is a problem that we must finally solve it. People turn a blind eye for decades, and now it's time to solve the problem".
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