The North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un ordered its armed forces to intensify “real war” maneuvers, the regime’s propaganda media reported on Friday, after the head of North Korea will oversee the fire a burst of missiles with his daughter.
The photos showed Kim and her daughter in black jackets, as well as army officers which provided for the launch of several artillery units.
Thursday, the South Korean General Staff Originally reported that Pyongyang fired a single short-range missile into the Yellow Sea from around the port city of Nampo (Western coast).
Shortly after, it was announced that the South Korean military was “thoroughly considering the possibility that North Korea may have launched multiple short-range ballistic missiles simultaneously from the same area.”
The images released this Friday by the state agency KCNA shown at least six missiles launched at the same time by a unit hwasongmade for “strike missions”.
During this inspection, Kim told the soldiers that they had to prepare for “two strategic missions, which are first deter war and second take the initiative in war“, according KCNA.
These units should “continuously intensify various simulated warfare maneuvers”.he added.
This trial took place before South Korea and the United States Deploy your elders next Monday joint exercises in five years.
Relations between the two Koreas are at one of their lowest in decades, with the North stepping up its prohibited weapons testing and the South increasing its military maneuvers with the United States.
The last time the allies carried out maneuvers of this magnitude last November, North Korea retaliated over 30 missiles of different types -one of them of intercontinental scope- in just three days.
The peninsula is experiencing a historic level of tension after 2022 during which Pyongyang, which has rejected offers to return to dialogue, has led a record number of weapons testing and in which the allies again carried out major maneuvers and deployed American strategic assets in the region.
Thursday’s launch also marked another high-profile appearance by Kim’s daughter, who South Korean intelligence says will be called Yes and would be his second descendant.
Some experts consider that the girl around 11 years old is Kim’s de facto heir. North Korean media identifies her only as her daughter and gives no further details, not even her name.
North Korea he warned United States and its allies that it would consider as “a clear declaration of war” the interception of the test missiles it repeatedly launches over the Pacific Ocean.
Pyongyang alleges its nuclear and weapons programs are in self-defense and attacks military exercises in Washington and Seoul, which it understands as preparations for a possible invasion.
“This would be seen as a clear declaration of war against the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) in the event of a military response such as the interception of our strategic weapons tests.“, he said in a press release Kim Yo-youngthe powerful sister of leader Kim Jong-un.
(With information from AFP and EFE)