North Korea Says Missile Tests Were Practices To ‘Mercilessly’ Strike Key South Korean And US Targets

  • The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) escalated geopolitical tensions by firing dozens of missiles toward the sea last week in defiance of recent U.S.-South Korean air force drills.
  • The DPRK’s missile tests triggered evacuations in some Japanese and South Korean areas.
  • “The recent corresponding military operations by the Korean People’s Army are a clear answer of (North Korea) that the more persistently the enemies’ provocative military moves continue, the more thoroughly and mercilessly the KPA will counter them,” the General Staff of North Korea’s military said in a statement carried by state media.