Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

China conducts aerial drills over West Sea and East China Sea

U.S. Air Force EA-18G Growler fighter jets fly over the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek South Korea Monday Dec. 4 2017. Hundreds of aircrafts including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched their U.S. and South Korea Hold Large Scale Military Exercises as War Fears Grow AP
Sammy Stanley | 07 December, 2017, 04:50

-South Korean military exercises, which are called "Vigilant Ace" and will run until Friday.

"Both sides agreed that strengthening exchanges and cooperation between Korea and China would create harmony of interests in both sides, and agreed to resume exchanges and cooperation in all areas as soon as possible", the statement said. "But at the same time, there is absolutely no reason to be alarmed", the newspaper said.

B-1 flights represent the US's go-to response for North Korean provocations, such as missile tests, and the bomber flights draw a strong, sometimes dangerously escalating response from Pyongyang.

"China has great concerns about the U.S. alliance in the region and if China can build good relations with one of those USA allies, that can work to undermine (the alliance), in some sense".

Experts are skeptical about how effectively sanctions can rein in North Korea's nuclear program, given that the comprehensive existing restrictions haven't left too many goods or entities to sanction.

In comments attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman, North Korea also claimed high-ranked US officials, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, have further confirmed American intent for war with a series of "bellicose remarks". The country's Central News Agency also warned that both countries were "begging for nuclear war by staging an extremely risky nuclear gamble on the Korean peninsula".

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North Korea's latest launch ended a two-month silence from the nation.

The high tensions on the peninsula are raising concerns, prompting the United Nations' political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman to make a rare trip to Pyongyang.

North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out at a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korean involving hundreds of advanced warplanes.

"Recently, as the U.S.is conducting the largest-ever joint aerial drill on the Korean peninsula targeting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, its high-level politicians are showing alarming signs by making bellicose remarks one after another", the North's foreign ministry spokesman said, using North Korea's official name.

The exercises are specifically focused on the threat from North Korea, as US and South Korean forces are training to strike North Korean nuclear and missile sites, as well as its mobile missiles.

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