US and South Korea retaliate against North

The United States and South Korea mobilized warplanes and fired off multiple missiles in response to Pyongyang’s latest weapons test Read Full Article at RT.com

US and South Korea retaliate against North
25 May, 2022 03:39 HomeWorld News

US and South Korea retaliate against North

Washington and Seoul made shows of force in response to Pyongyang’s latest missile test

The United States and South Korea mobilized warplanes and fired off several surface-to-surface missiles following the latest weapons test by the North, which saw three projectiles launched into the ocean.

cited by Yonhap, while US forces shot a MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) in the same direction, both in retaliation to Pyongyang’s series of missile tests on Wednesday morning.

“deter ballistic missile provocations.”

The office of President Yoon Suk-yeol harshly denounced Pyongyang’s test – which involved at least three projectiles, including what was believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) – calling it a “grave provocation that violates UN Security Council resolutions, raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia and threatens international peace.” 

“measures for the activation of extended deterrence and strengthening of the South Korea-US combined defense posture” and to enhance readiness across Seoul’s military. 

Officials in Seoul say the presumed ICBM traveled some 224 miles (360km) and reached an altitude of 335 miles (540km). Japan also detected the launch, reporting that one missile flew in an “irregular trajectory” for a distance of around 466 miles (750km), while the country’s defense chief said it landed just outside of Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone.