US B-1B Lancer bombers struck targets on the Korean peninsula near the North Korean border on Wednesday as part of the large-scale military exercises conducted this week by Washington and Seoul, reports South Korea Committee. Chiefs of Staff.
“A few B-1B Lancer, accompanied by F-22 Raptor fighter jets, performed maneuvers involving training bombardment, demonstrating the ability and determination of allies to respond to missile fire and nuclear provocations. North Korea, “it said in a statement.
The targets established on the site in Gangwon Province, in the north-east of the country, have been successfully eliminated, the South Korean Committee of Chiefs of Staff said.
According to him, the F-15Ks and KF-16s of the South Korean Air Force also participated in the exercises, which began Monday and run until Friday.
Pyongyang said that US-South Korean aerial exercises Vigilant ACE led the Korean peninsula “to the brink of war”.
For its part, Moscow has described as “intentional provocation” recent steps adopted by Washington against Pyongyang including military maneuvers organized near the coast of the peninsula. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Washington has done everything possible to “make Kim Jong-a crack and try a new adventure”. If the Americans “seek a pretext to destroy North Korea, as announced by the United States Ambassador to the UN Security Council, they say it directly and the US senior officials confirm it” he then recounted.
North Korea announced a week ago to have successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Hwasong-15, which is likely to reach the United States in every part of its territory, adding that it has completed its goal of becoming a nuclear power.