Two projectiles fired by North Korea
North Korean projectiles headed to sea in the east.
Early on Tuesday, North Korea shot two unknown projectiles from South Hwanghae Province into the eastern ocean, South Korea’s Joint Staff Chiefs said, as North Korea’s overseas ministry condemned combined U.S.-South Korea army exercises as an infringement of international contracts.
Criticising the combined exercises of the armies and adopting high-tech arms, North Korea has shot several missiles and rockets since president Kim Jong Un and the United States. At a conference on June 30, President Donald Trump decided to restart delayed discussions on denuclearisation.
Trump played down the trials by saying they didn’t fulfil any contract he had with Kim, but the discussions have yet to be resumed, and commentators think the tests are intended both to enhance the army capacities of North Korea and to force Washington to give more grants.
The U.S. Defense Department will “proceed to control the scenario and consult carefully with our partners from South Korea and Japan,” a spokesperson for the department said.
North Korea continues untouched in its dedication to resolving problems through negotiation, but “will be forced to pursue a fresh path as we have already pointed out,” if South Korea and the United States persist aggressive army movements, a spokesperson for the North Korean overseas ministry said in a declaration issued through KCNA State News Agency.
The introduction of new, U.S.-made F-35A stealth aircraft in South Korea, a trip to a South Korean harbour by an American nuclear-powered submarine, and U.S. nuclear missile testing are among the measures that have compelled North Korea to stop developing its arms, the spokesperson said.
“The officials in the U.S. and South Korea stay outwardly talking about cooperation,” said the spokesperson. “But when they sit back, they sharpen a sword to harm us.” In a regular press briefing on Monday, a South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman said that the allies were “preparing for a joint exercise during the latter part of the year,” but would not confirm the title of the exercise or whether it had already begun.
South Korean media revealed that combined army drills between the U.S. and South Korea began de facto on Monday to check the vital operating capacity of the South Korean military to pass operational control over.
Pyongyang has “tried to improve its atomic and rocket programs” and used cyber-attacks to raise $2 billion to finance growth, said Monday a UN study.