US, S Korea fire missiles after North’s missile test

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PV International Desk : South Korea and the United States on Wednesday (July 5) fired a “barrage of missiles” along the eastern coast of the Korean Peninsula, a day after North Korea’s first successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, reports Al Jazeera.

North Korea said it carried out the ICBM tests on Tuesday under the supervision of leader Kim Jong-un, and that it was capable of hitting anywhere in the world.

The Hwasong-14 missile reached an altitude of 2,802km and hit its target precisely after flying for 39 minutes, the North’s state television said.

In response, “deep strike” precision missiles were fired into the South Korean territorial waters on Wednesday to show North Korea a “firm combined missile response posture”, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office said.

US General Vincent Brooks, the Combined Forces commander in South Korea, said: “Self-restraint, which is a choice, is all that separates armistice and war.

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