South Korea conducts live-fire exercise in response to North Korea's hydrogen bomb test

  • North Korea startled the world on Sunday with its declaration that it successfully tested a 'hydrogen' bomb which it can mount on a missile. In response to North Korea's successful hydrogen bomb test which created tremor of 6.3magnitude, South Korean military conducted a live-fire exercise on Monday. As per a statement from South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff, “the combined drill was carried out by South Korean Army and Air Force and intended to stimulate a strike on North Korea's nuclear test site”. This test by North Korea was internationally condemned. The US President Trump expressed his condemnation through Twitter as North Korea's “words and actions continue to be hostile and dangerous to the United States.”  Over a phone call, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told South Korean President Moon Jae-In that “this nuclear test was a head on challenge to international community.”

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