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North Korea: South Korea’s exercise is unjustified and provocative

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the North Korean leader, called South Korea's military exercise near the border of the two countries unjustified and an obvious provocative act.

According to the Associated Press, in a statement, Kim Yo Jong described South Korea’s military exercises near the water and land borders with the northern neighbor as “suicide” and said: “The question is why the enemy He has conducted these war exercises near the border.

He also accused South Korea’s conservative government of deliberately trying to increase tensions to escape domestic political crises.

This North Korean official warned: In the event that our sovereignty is determined to be violated and an act equivalent to a declaration of war has occurred, our armed forces will immediately carry out the mission assigned to them by the constitution. gave.

North Korea has always objected to South Korea’s exercises or joint military exercises with America and Japan and has called them provocative. North Korea has conducted numerous weapons tests in response to these measures. In its latest action, this country has tested a new tactical ballistic missile named “Hwasongfu-11 DA-4.5” which is capable of carrying a 4.5 ton warhead.

Patrick Ryder, the spokesman of the US Department of Defense, in a press conference, criticized North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launch, and asked the country to return to the negotiating table and diplomatic talks. He called North Korea’s launch of ballistic missiles irresponsible and said: Pyongyang’s behavior is destabilizing and irresponsible.

Ryder emphasized that there is currently no assessment of whether the launch of these ballistic missiles by North Korea poses a threat to the United States or its allies in the region: however, Washington considers these actions by Pyongyang takes it seriously and monitors them carefully.

The Pentagon spokesman also pointed to the holding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit, which is scheduled to be held in Washington from Tuesday to Thursday of this week, and noted that, during this meeting, US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin, in order to strengthen practical cooperation between NATO and its partners in the Pacific, including Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea, will discuss and consult with the authorities of these countries.


© Webangah News Hub has translated this news from the source of Young Journalists Club
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