North Korea appears to have fired artillery shots, says South Korea

12/6/2022 6:16:00 PM

North Korea appears to have fired artillery shots, says South Korea

Copy to clipboard https://str.posed a global threat and he urged North Korea to immediately end its nuclear weapon and missile programmes.LinkedIn SINGAPORE: South Korean Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup said on Sunday (Jun 12) that his country would dramatically enhance its defence capabilities and work closely with the United States and Japan to counter North Korea's nuclear and missile threat.LinkedIn SINGAPORE: South Korean Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup said on Sunday (Jun 12) that his country would enhance its defence capabilities and work closely with the United States and Japan to counter North Korea's nuclear and missile threat.

sg/w6yM SEOUL (BLOOMBERG, REUTERS) - North Korea may have fired several artillery shots on Sunday (June 12) morning, according to South Korea's military, as tensions over a possible nuclear test run high on the peninsula.The South Korean military has spotted some"traces" that showed the regime appeared to have fired artillery weapons between 8.Kim announced goals to boost the country's military power and defence research to protect North Korea's sovereign rights, state news agency KCNA said in a report of a Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.07am and 11."Our government will strengthen capabilities to better implement the US extended deterrents and will dramatically enhance response capabilities," Lee said in a speech.03am, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a text message late Sunday.Remote video URL.The Joint Chiefs of Staff gave no other details but added it had decided to issue a statement late in the evening as the shots were of a traditional type, with relatively short range and low altitude.North Korea promoted its key nuclear negotiator to foreign minister, state media said on Saturday, as leader Kim Jong Un vowed to his ruling party that he would use"power for power" to fight threats to the country's sovereignty.

South Korea has raised its alert on further provocations while maintaining close cooperation with the United States, it said.North Korea has carried out at least 18 rounds of weapons tests this year, underscoring its evolving nuclear and missile arsenals.North Korea held a plenary meeting of the ruling party's central committee last Thursday where leader Kim Jong Un urged more efforts to strengthen the regime's defence capabilities.South Korean authorities have been closely monitoring North Korean provocations as Washington said the communist state may conduct a nuclear test soon, which the Meanwhile, North Korea confirmed more than 80,000 of fevered cases in total during the weekend, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr Kim's regime has shunned offers of vaccines and aid from international community.More On This Topic.

Read more:
ST Foreign Desk »
Loading news...
Failed to load news.

South Korea says to boost defence capacity to counter North Korean threat

South Korea says to boost defence capacity to counter North Korean threatSINGAPORE: South Korean Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup said on Sunday (Jun 12) that his country would dramatically enhance its defence capabilities and work closely with the United States and Japan to counter North Korea\u0027s nuclear and missile threat. Lee, speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapor The Cold War mentality is a disease that was brought by the USA from the 20th Century. So called enemies keep nuclear weapons as they felt threatened by the US, who also has nuclear weapons. Built up of weapons from each side does not make Asia feel safer. World needs to rethink.

South Korea says it will boost defence capacity to counter North Korean threatSINGAPORE: South Korean Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup said on Sunday (Jun 12) that his country would enhance its defence capabilities and work closely with the United States and Japan to counter North Korea\u0027s nuclear and missile threat. Lee, speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, said the s The Cold War mentality is a disease that was brought by the USA from the 20th Century. So called enemies keep nuclear weapons as they felt threatened by the US, who also has nuclear weapons. Built up of weapons from each side does not make Asia feel safer. World needs to rethink.

North Korea appoints nuclear negotiator Choe Son Hui as new foreign minister

S'pore, South Korea sign upgraded defence pact on sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue

Hyundai Motor plants in extra weekend run; South Korea truckers' strike continuesULSAN, South Korea: A huge Hyundai Motor Co factory complex added weekend production on Saturday (Jun 11), despite a nationwide strike by truckers that has hit ports and other South Korean industrial giants, including steelmaker POSCO. On day five of the strike, some 100 unionised truckers, about a tenth o