South Korea missile exercise after North Korea nuke test: Report

US President Donald Trump today criticised Seoul. South Korea, Trump said, "is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!"

By: AFP | Seoul | Published: September 4, 2017 9:59:52 am
north korea, south korea, north korea nuke test, north korea nuclear test, north korea missile, south korea missile, south korea ballistic missile In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, South Korea’s Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in South Korea, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.  (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP)

South Korea has launched a ballistic missile exercise in response to Pyongyang’s provocative detonation of what it claimed was a miniaturised hydrogen bomb, state news agency Yonhap reported. The South’s military conducted a live-fire exercise late yesterday simulating an attack on the North’s nuclear site, hitting “designated targets in the East Sea”, the report added, quoting the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“The training came in response to the North’s sixth nuclear test… and involved the country’s Hyunmoo ballistic missile and the F-15K fighter jets,” it said. The South’s military said the range to the simulated targets were equivalent to the North’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site in its northeastern province.

US President Donald Trump today criticised Seoul. South Korea, Trump said, “is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!”

The United States warned it could launch a “massive military response” to threats from North Korea.

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App