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US Bombers Fly Over Korean Peninsula in Show of Force

13 Octubre 2017

"They likely remain committed to pursuing targets in the energy sector, especially in South Korea and among the U.S. and its allies, as a means of deterring potential war or sowing disorder during a time of armed conflict".

Mr Ri also said the North's nuclear programme is a "precious fruition of the Korean people's bloody struggle for defending the destiny and sovereignty of the country from the protracted nuclear threat of the US imperialists and a treasured sword of justice".

"We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words", Ri said. The US said Japan's Air Force also took part in the drill.

Trump was briefed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford at a national security team meeting, the statement said.

When it first opened in 2004, the Kaesong complex, located about 54 kilometers northwest of Seoul, was intended to promote inter-Korean development and give North Korean workers a taste of life in the south, including snack foods like the cakes known as Choco Pies and toiletries that were resold as luxury items in the North.

According to US intelligence officials, North Korean hackers were responsible for a 2014 attack on Sony Pictures.

Some of the hacked data addressed how to identify movements of members of the North Korean leadership, how to seal off their hiding locations, attack from the air before eliminating them, the lawmaker had said.

The latest in a series of simulated US bombing runs around North Korea, the operation is described as a "show of force" amid ongoing tensions with North Korea.

So says Robert R. Monroe, retired U.S. Navy vice admiral, and former director of the Defense Nuclear Agency in his article for the Washington Times. But Kim, the third generation of his family to rule, is officially revered in the North, and any suggestion of removing him from power is taken extremely seriously in Pyongyang.

Any trip by South Koreans to North Korea requires the Seoul government's approval, as well as the North's consent. "And I listen to everybody, but ultimately my attitude is the one that matters, isn't it?"

Those who have yet to return to the South have left the border area and are considering departing China "sooner or later", according to the official cited by local news agency Yonhap, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

The exercise showed the "strong ability of the alliance against the North Korean nuclear missile threat", the South Korean air force said.

"I think I have a little bit different attitude on North Korea than other people might have", he told reporters at the start of talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House.

US Bombers Fly Over Korean Peninsula in Show of Force