Pyongyang launches seven missiles at end of "war games" between Seoul and Washington
Seoul (AsiaNews / Agencies) - North Korea's army this morning fired seven-air missiles, capable of hitting military outposts in the southern part of the peninsula. The rockets were aimed at sea and did not cause damage.
The missile launch was also attended by the young dictator Kim Jong-un. According to analysts, this is Pyongyang's "response" to the final day of joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States.
Washington and Seoul have a long
tradition of "war games" stretching back to the 1953 armistice that
halted the Korean War. According to the Kim Stalinist regime, these are
actually "a military provocation", given that "they field
techniques for the invasion of the North." At the beginning of the
exercises this year, Pyongyang
launched two missiles into the sea.
The first phase - "Key Resolve" - lasts 12 days and is almost entirely related to cyber terrorism; the second - "Foal Eagle" - lasts eight weeks and involves the traditional sectors of the army.
Seoul intelleigence reports that the missile launched this morning are SA-2 or SA-3 rockets: These have a range of "tens of kilometers". One was confirmed to be an SA-5, which can cover at least 200 kilometers. There are an estimated 70 km between Seoul and the North Korean border.