South Korea's Air Defense Artillery Command conducted anti-aircraft guided missiles drill on Thursday, amid high tensions with North Korea over its nuclear weapon program.
The US, South Korea and Japan have started joint exercises to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military has said. The two-day drills come just weeks after Pyongyang launched its most advanced missile to date.
Tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and discord over the THAAD missile defense system are set to dominate the agenda when South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week.
The move comes after North Korea recently tested missiles over the pacifist country. The new missiles will be capable of reaching North Korea.
Pyongyang has said that the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula was now a matter of "when," rather than "if." North Korea's Foreign Ministry condemned drills by the South Korean and US militaries.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version