North Korea Says Missile Tests Were Practices To ‘Mercilessly’ Strike Key South Korean And US Targets

A man walks past a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on September 29, 2022. - North Korea fired two ballistic missiles on September 29, just hours after US Vice President Kamala Harris left South Korea, where she had toured the heavily-fortified Demilitarized Zone which divides the peninsula. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) escalated geopolitical tensions by firing dozens of missiles toward the sea last week in defiance of recent U.S.-South Korean air force drills.
  • The DPRK’s missile tests triggered evacuations in some Japanese and South Korean areas.
  • “The recent corresponding military operations by the Korean People’s Army are a clear answer of (North Korea) that the more persistently the enemies’ provocative military moves continue, the more thoroughly and mercilessly the KPA will counter them,” the General Staff of North Korea’s military said in a statement carried by state media.

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