July 3, 2022

South Korea, US fire long range rockets because of North Korea

South Korea and the United States discharged eight long range rockets on Monday in light of North Korean weapons tests the earlier day, Seoul’s military said.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff said the partners sent off the ground-to-ground Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) rocket at focuses in the East Sea, otherwise called the Sea of Japan, in the early morning.

The 10-minute volley comes a day after North Korea sent off eight short-range long range rockets following a South Korea-US joint military activity including a US plane carrying warship.

“Our military unequivocally denounces the North’s series of long range rocket incitements and harshly encourages it to promptly stop acts that raise military pressures on the landmass,” it added.

Pyongyang has multiplied down on overhauling its weapons program this year, regardless of confronting devastating financial approvals, with authorities and investigators cautioning that the system is getting ready to do a new atomic test.
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Monday’s send-offs mark the second such joint demonstration of power by the partners under South Korea’s hawkish new President Yoon Suk-yeol, who has promised a harder position against Pyongyang’s incitements.

Last month, Seoul and Washington completed consolidated dispatches after Pyongyang terminated three long range rockets – – including a thought intercontinental long range rocket – – in their most memorable such joint move beginning around 2017.