North Korea passes' warplanes around the border and trials another ballistic missile

North Korea passes warplanes around the border

October 17, 2022: -South Korea’s military recently detected a North Korean short-range ballistic missile launch in a series of tests by the nuclear-armed country that has raised tensions with its neighbors in Asia and the U.S.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korean warplanes flew near their shared border, prompting Seoul to scramble F-35 fighter jets. According to South Korea’s military, the ten aircraft from the North flew as close as 7 miles from the inter-Korean border.

It marks the second time in the previous week that North Korea has flown military aircraft almost the border. The last Thursday, Pyongyang passed 12 fighter jets and bombers close to the wall.

The Pentagon added that it was aware of the recent North Korean ballistic missile launch and would keep monitoring the situation.

“We have taken that this event does not portray an immediate threat to U.S. personnel or territory or our allies,” the U.S. Indopacific Command, the combatant authority that oversees the region, said in a statement.

“The U.S. commitments to the side of the Republic of Korea and Japan remain ironclad,” the command further said.

The State Department condemned the recent ballistic missile launch and cited that any tests conducted by North Korea violate multiple United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

“We continue to find serious and sustained dialogue with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, but the DPRK refuses to engage,” a State Department spokesman noted.

Thursday’s test comes below one day after North Korea said it test-fired a long-range voyage missile. Pyongyang carried out missile launches on October 3 and October 5.

The October 3 test, the sooner in five years to fly over Japan, was answered with a volley of U.S. and South Korean missiles. The Pentagon said the four rockets were thrown into the waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula.

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