Joint military exercise involving an aircraft carrier between Japan and the United States

Joint military exercise involving an aircraft carrier between Japan and the United States

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and the United States have held a joint military exercise involving U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan off the Japanese archipelago after several test fires by North Korean missiles, the Japanese Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

Pyongyang fired six ballistic missiles over a 12-day period, including an ICBM, which overran Japan.

“Faced with the increasingly difficult security environment around Japan, particularly marked by North Korea’s repeated launching of ballistic missiles, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the United States Armed Forces have conducted a bilateral exercise,” the ministry said in a press release.

This joint exercise, in which a Japanese destroyer participated, began on October 1 and is still ongoing, the statement said, giving no indication of the end of the maneuvers.

Speaking through North Korea’s public news agency KCNA, the North Korean defense ministry said in a statement on Saturday that it was “carefully reviewing the evolution of the current situation, which it considers very worrying.”

(Report Kiyoshi Takenaka, Version française Claude Chendjou)

Reference: www.challenges.fr

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