North Korea’s foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country.
Ri Yong-ho told reporters in New York that North Korea reserved the right to shoot down US bombers.
Earlier today, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam, along with U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea.
The Senate voted, 89-8, to pass a $700 billion national security measure that would permit $60 billion of war spending, exceeding President Donald Trump’s budget proposal and bust through budget caps.
Over the last few years, the Middle East started to witness the presence of new political protagonists: Russia, a very strong, evident player, Germany, a strong but latent player, and China, a strong economic power.
Many reported that Russia’s support for Syria was limited and unreliable. And yet, Russia has successfully engaged in the region and over recent years has proved reliable to its allies. Now, as Russia has become central to everything, from regional security to the peace process, regional countries must change their approach and recognise its influence and importance.
Russian diplomacy has been instrumental to creating the potential for an end to the Syrian crisis.
Russia’s influence in the region is spreading. Russia is now allied with both Israel and Syria.
The missile flew over Hokkaido in the north and landed in the Pacific about 2,000 km (1,240 miles) to the east, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters.
The missile reached an altitude of about 770 km (480 miles) and flew for about 19 minutes over about 3,700 km (2,300 miles), according to South Korea’s military – far enough to reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which the North has threatened before.
An emergency response official on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido says business has been usual most of the morning after a North Korean missile flew over the island.
Warning sirens to alert residents blared twice — once immediately after the launch Friday and the second time just after the missile passed above their heads.
Hokkaido prefectural emergency official Shuji Koshida said local trains and subways briefly stopped for safety checks but there was no panicking or traffic jams.
According to Sofrep, four of the soldiers were killed in the incident, with three dying at the site and the fourth dying while being treated at a hospital.
The explosion reportedly occurred during a homemade-explosive familiarization exercise.
Security forces targeted outposts and caves used by the militants for shelter and storage in the southeastern provinces of Sirnak and Hakkari, near the Iraqi border, the military said in a statement, adding:
“Ninety-nine terrorists have been neutralised. One is in the so-called leading ranks”