Recent articles in the media have focused on the prospect that North Korea may soon carry out its first nuclear test since 2017 very shortly.
On Tuesday, the day that North Korea is most likely going to execute a nuclear test, the air forces of the United States and South Korea collaborated to carry out a joint exercise.
According to the United States, we will be meeting with officials from South Korea and Japan to discuss the mounting threat that comes from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Wendy Sherman serves as the Deputy Secretary of State.
After a meeting with South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun-dong, Sherman warned that “the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council ban nuclear testing. Such a test would prompt an immediate and powerful retaliation.” In the statement that was released by the United States, it was said that “We are still asking Pyongyang to halt its provocative and destabilizing behavior and to follow the route of diplomacy.”
According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea, there were a total of 16 South Korean planes, including stealth fighters like the F-35A, as well as four American fighter jets of the F-16 variety that took part in the practice on Tuesday. On Monday, in response to the eight missile launches carried out by North Korea the previous day, both countries fired eight surface-to-surface missiles into the waters off the coast of South Korea.