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Home / World News / Defiant US to go ahead with military drills with South Korea

Defiant US to go ahead with military drills with South Korea

North Korea fired what Seoul called two short-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday after two similar launches last week, one of which Pyongyang described as a “solemn warning to the South Korean warmongers” over the planned military drills.

world Updated: Aug 01, 2019 22:29 IST
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This screen grab image taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on August 1, 2019 shows a ballistic missile being launched from an unknown location in North Korea early on July 31.
This screen grab image taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on August 1, 2019 shows a ballistic missile being launched from an unknown location in North Korea early on July 31. (Photo: AFP)

The US and South Korea have decided to press ahead with joint military drills, a Pentagon official said, defying demands from Pyongyang for their cancellation even as it carries out a series of weapons tests.

North Korea fired what Seoul called two short-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday after two similar launches last week, one of which Pyongyang described as a “solemn warning to the South Korean warmongers” over the planned military drills.

The joint exercises are set to begin on Monday and last for just over two weeks after the US and South Korea scaled them down earlier this year amid a flurry of diplomatic exchanges with the North.

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(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)