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US bomber flies over Korean Peninsula
    2017-December-7  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE U.S. Seventh Air Force flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea yesterday as a part of a joint aerial exercise with the South’s military, South Korean officials confirmed.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the U.S. bomber simulated land strikes on military grounds near the eastern coast, proving its ability to “punish” the North’s aggression.

“Through the drill, the South Korean and U.S. air forces displayed the allies’ strong intent and ability to punish North Korea when threatened by nuclear weapons and missiles,” the JCS said.

About 12,000 U.S. personnel will participate with South Korean troops while 230 aircraft will be flown at eight U.S. and South Korean military installations, the U.S. Seventh Air Force said in a news statement earlier.

The Seventh Air force has sent other strategic military assets, including six F-22 and 18 F-35 stealth fighter jets. About 12,000 U.S. military personnel are participating in the drill, which started Monday.

The participating aircrafts will be flying at eight U.S. and South Korean military installations throughout the South.

The drills come just a week after North Korea launched its most powerful missile yet, an intercontinental ballistic missile with the capability to reach the U.S. mainland.

The Seventh Air Force released a statement saying that the drills were not scheduled in response to the recent test-launch.

North Korea warned that the drills would push matters to “the brink of nuclear war,” Reuters reported.

Amid the heightened tensions, North Korea’s vice foreign minister met visiting U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman yesterday in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, the North’s state media said.

The North Korean official, Pak Myong Guk, and Feltman discussed bilateral cooperation and other issues of mutual interest, the KCNA news agency reported.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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