North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Observes Missile Test Amidst US-South Korea Joint Military Exercises
In a recent display of military prowess, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted overseeing a missile test as the United States and South Korea commenced their large-scale joint military exercises. The development follows a historic summit between the US, South Korea, and Japan, where military cooperation was strengthened.
Kim’s visit to the North Korean Navy’s East Sea Fleet was documented by the KCNA news agency, which captured the firing of strategic cruise missiles by cruisers. During his inspection, Kim lauded the cruiser’s combat readiness and praised its high mobility and powerful attack capabilities, emphasizing the constant preparedness for combat.
The photo released by KCNA does not provide a specific date for the missile test but coincides with the initiation of the joint military exercise between the US and South Korea.
As tensions escalate on the Korean peninsula and in the Indo-Pacific region, North Korea has ramped up its weapons testing program. The country has been bolstering its relationship with South Korea, evident in their increased military and economic cooperation.
Following the release of the photos, South Korean leaders reacted cautiously. While Kim praised the missile test, referring to the KCNA report as exaggerated and deviating from facts, South Korea and the US have remained vigilant in monitoring North Korea’s movements, ready to respond to any provocation.
The missile test occurred shortly after the leaders of South Korea, Japan, and the United States convened at Camp David for their first unilateral trilateral summit. Though no official agreement was reached during the summit, the meeting aimed to showcase solidarity against North Korea’s provocative behavior and China’s military and economic aggression.
The joint statement issued by the three leaders reiterated their call for the denuclearization of North Korea, urging the nation to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. The statement also condemned the sheer number of missile launches conducted by North Korea in recent years.
Sources: CNN | Image: AFP
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This morning (Aug. 21), North Korea’s KCNA news agency released a photo showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watching a missile test. It comes days after the US-South Korea-Japan held a historic summit and strengthened military ties. Joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea have also begun nearby.
KCNA reported that Kim visited the North Korean Navy’s East Sea Fleet. and witnessed the firing of strategic cruise missiles by cruisers.
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KCNA also reports that while on the boat Kim also inspected the cruiser’s armament and combat readiness, and “praised the ship for maintaining high mobility and powerful attack power.” and constant preparation for combat to deal with sudden situations.”
This missile test Shows the capabilities of North Korean warships. And prepare the sailors for sailors “Accomplish an attack mission in a real war.”
The two countries have increased military and economic cooperation in recent years. and have a stronger relationship As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula and the Indo-Pacific region, North Korea continues to increase its weapons testing program.
in South Korea Following the release of photos, Kim praised the missile test, he responded, calling the KCNA report “exaggerated and in many cases deviated from facts”.
The country’s Joint Chief of Staff added: South Korea and the United States They are monitoring North Korea’s movements. and the South Korean military is ready to “Respond to any provocation from North Korea.”
The missile test came shortly after the leaders of South Korea, Japan and the United States pledged to deepen cooperation at Friday’s first unilateral trilateral summit held at Camp David in the United States.
Although there is no official agreement at this summit. But it was a show of strength against North Korea’s provocative behavior. and China’s military and economic aggression.
in their joint statement the three leaders reiterated their calls for the denuclearization of North Korea. He encouraged North Korea to “abandon the nuclear and missile programs” and condemned the “unprecedented number of missile launches” that have continued in recent years.
Compiled from CNN
Image from AFP
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