USA and South Korea They carried out an exercisesimulacrum” in it Pentagon about the nuclear threat PyongyangBoth countries reported this Thursday.
“Given the recent aggressive nuclear policy of North Korea and advances in nuclear capabilities, the (…) scenario focused on the possibility of North Korea using nuclear weapons”, they reported in a joint statement.
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The US and South Korean delegations focused “on the alliance’s deterrence (force) to maintain peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and possible options for responding to the use of nuclear weapons” from Pyongyang, reads the text.
Washington and seoul “affirmed that the alliance is prepared to respond to nuclear threats”.
The delegations, made up of soldiers and senior officials from the ministries of Defense and Foreign Relations of both countries, carried out the exercise on Wednesday, the same day that Washington, Seoul and tokyo They were conducting military exercises in the Sea of Japan.
The purpose of these exercises isshare information on ballistic missile targets and improve detection, tracking and interception procedures”, the South Korean Defense Ministry said in a statement.
This Thursday the delegations visited a submarine base in the state of Georgiain USA.
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The United States tries to reassure South Korea on deterrence, after North Korea declared in September that it had become a nuclear power “irreversible“and carry out ballistic and missile tests prohibited by the resolutions of the UN.
In addition, North Korea launched four strategic cruise missiles, the North Korean state agency reported on Friday, adding that the tests were intended to “demonstrate” the “force” of this hermetic Asian country.
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