Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation

Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation
Christy Curtis | 27 May, 2017, 01:30

It said South Korea was analyzing whether a North Korean military drone had crossed the border. That's why the foreign ministry's briefing to President Moon's special advisory committee on Wednesday garnered attention as Moon vowed to take a different stance on Pyongyang during his campaign. And to bring that dialogue of denuclearization, . bringing cooperation from Washington and Beijing has reportedly been highlighted. North Korea has accused the US of escalating tensions with its actions and refers to its missile launches as measures to safeguard its country. The statement provided no other details.

They later said it was probably a balloon carrying propaganda and that North Korean leaflets were found at the border.

The South Korea military are as vigilant and alert as ever after North Korea did another ballistic missile test on Sunday, its 8th of the year.

South Korean media said that over 90 rounds were fired at the object before it disappeared from South Korea's radar screens.

The 1994 energy-for-weapons agreement worked until the 9/11 terrorist attacks, after which U.S. President George W. Bush claimed that North Korea was part of a so-called axis of evil with Iraq and Iran.

The incident illustrates the extreme sensitivities and risks of miscalculation in the decades-old standoff between the two countries, which have been divided by the world's most fortified border since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

David Wright, an expert on North Korea's missiles and nuclear program with the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the latest missile could have flown farther but was sacked on a "lofted" trajectory, which sends the missile high up so that it will land in the open seas rather than flying over or splashing down near neighboring countries.

"We cannot absolutely tolerate the missile launch on May 21 and repeated provocative remarks and actions by North Korea", Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Monday.

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, who leads the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), made the comments a day after leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered mass production of a medium-range ballistic missile with the ability to reach U.S. bases.

In 2014, South Korean officials discovered what they described as several North Korean drones that had flown across the border.

In this Monday, May 22, 2017 photo, South Korean army's K-55 self-propelled howitzers fire during the annual exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea.

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