Peoples Digest Online – Seoul’s military announced it conducted a live-fire excretes targeting North Korea’s nuclear test site in Punggye-ri. Ballistic missiles and F-15k fighter jets were unleashed in the war game designed to rehearse ending the threat from Kim Jong-un.
The drill came in a direct response to the North’s sixth nuclear test, in which they unveiled a hydrogen bomb. South Korea’s military has confirmed the simulated targets were chosen in consideration of tackling Kim’s nuke site in the north-east of North Korea.
Donald Trump took aim at his ally today as he accused Seoul of seeking to “appease” war-mad Pyongyang. Tensions have reached new heights after the bomb test, which was North Korea’s first for nearly a year.
General James Mattis said the US can “totally annihilate” North Korea if the rogue state continues to threaten war. Kim has thousands of artillery pieces trained on his southern neighbour ready for the outbreak of war.
UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson warned the North could level Seoul if war broken out in the Korean Peninsula. South Korea has agreed to ramp up their missile strength with the US after a call between the Blue House and Trump.