Seoul: ‘The largest military exercise between the air forces of the United States and South Korea in history is preparation for US nuclear war against North Korea. The nuclear war script written by the United States has now reached its final stage. This military exercise, being conducted very recklessly, is challenging North Korea’s sovereignty. If the exercise is not stopped in time, the United States will face an equally powerful retaliation,’ North Korean Foreign Ministry threatened. Besides, Korean analysts are claiming that North Korea has thereby sent a message of a new nuclear test.
The joint air exercise ‘Vigilant Storm’ between the US and South Korean air forces started on Monday. Around 240 fighter planes and helicopters from both countries are participating in this exercise. The F-35 stealth aircraft purchased by South Korea from the United States will also be seen in these drills for the first time. At least 1,600 sorties will be made in this exercise, and air strikes will be practised continuously for 24 hours. Along with the United States and South Korea, Australia will also be an indirect participant in this exercise. A tanker aircraft of the Australian Air Force will supply fuel to US and South Korean aircraft during the 24-hour drills.
For the first time in the last five years, such a large-scale war exercise is being conducted between the US and South Korean air forces. Since April, the US and South Korean armed forces have conducted regular military exercises. The militaries and navies of both countries carried out drills for three consecutive months in August, September and October. Japanese destroyers also participated in these drills. Besides, North Korea has repeatedly warned against these exercises. Nevertheless, since the North Korean Foreign Ministry has issued a direct threat against the exercise, which is to conclude on Friday, the situation has assumed more seriousness.
The North Korean Foreign Ministry has alleged that the United States and the South Korean government are escalating tensions in the region by conducting successive military exercises in the Korean Peninsula. North Korea also criticized that the United States has initiated this exercise, ignoring all the previous warnings. Furthermore, North Korea has said that the security situation in the region has become very critical on account of military exercises between the United States and South Korea. Moreover, the North Korean Foreign Ministry has claimed that the United States nuclear war script against North Korea has reached its final draft with this military exercise.
‘The North Korean Army is always ready to protect the country’s sovereignty and the security of its people. Therefore, if the United States continues the exercise and tries to provoke North Korea militarily, it will receive an equally powerful response,’ the North Korean Foreign Ministry threatened.
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