New footage of korean artillery strike against U.S. naval vessels in disputed region has been obtained by NK News:
North Korea is known to be testing a long-range missile capable of reaching major U.S. targets as the United States continues a campaign against Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. South Korea’s defense minister confirmed last month that the North conducted a new test of a long-range missile capable of hitting the South’s eastern coastal city of Kaesong. It appears the missile, called the KN-08, was launched last week and deployed yesterday at a military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the birth of North Korea’s founder.
The strike comes as the United States and South Korea have been working together to deter North Korea’s second nuclear test and launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. North Korean media reports indicated on Sept. 23 that U.S. ships were under fire during an operation in the Yellow Sea.
«What the US is doing, especially by conducting such operations on the territory of another country is unacceptable. The DPRK should immediately and firmly cut the tie인터넷 바카라s with such hostile forces,» said China Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Sept. 24 when asked by a reporter whether China has a «red line» against U.S. military action in response to the launch. «They want to provoke us, then we’re going to defend ourselves. 예스 카지노It’s clear, there’s a red line in a red-hot place, and that red lin김해출장마사지e is what we’re moving at.»
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 23 urged all parties in the region to work on a denuclearization process rather than «misdirect» military options.
«This issue is an important one because of the nature of how we operate in the region. What the DPRK sees as aggression could actually be defensive,» Biden said at a town hall in San Antonio. «We need to determine if these actions are appropriate for what we’re doing. It may be necessary to go a little more in the direction of diplomacy than the kind of military force that was used last Friday night.»
The United States is under increased pressure from South Korea to strike, and the North Korean military is believed to have moved some of its artillery up the eastern coast of the South for the missile tests. North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper also noted the launch last Friday and said the artillery was aimed toward an area near the Korean Peninsula.
As the war of words between Seoul and Pyongyang intensifies, other media report