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North Korea Warns U.S. Will Turn Into a ‘Firing Range’

February 21, 2023 | By Kali Girl

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, issued a strong warning to the United States about ceasing all military exercises in the region. According to Politico, her statement, which some have called a threat, declared that the United States was turning the Pacific into a “firing range.”

The statement comes after the United States held joint air drills with its Asian allies over the weekend, with Kim Yo Jong expressing concern about the increased presence of U.S. strategic military assets.

‘The frequency of using the Pacific as our firing range depends upon the U.S. forces’ action character,’ Kim Yo Jong said in a statement carried by KCNA. ‘We are well aware of the movement of U.S. forces’ strategic strike means recently getting brisk around the Korean Peninsula.’

‘We have possessed satisfactory technology and capability and, now will focus on increasing the quantity of their force,’ she said. ‘We affirm once again that there is no change in our will to make the worst maniacs escalating the tensions pay the price for their action.’

Monday’s launches came just two days after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the sea off Japan’s west coast, prompting the United States to hold joint air exercises with South Korea and separately with Japan on Sunday.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff strongly condemned the launches as a ‘grave provocation’ that should be ceased immediately.

‘Our government has made it clear that North Korea’s provocations will definitely come at a price. Its repeated provocations will result in strengthening South Korea-U.S. deterrence and tightening the global sanctions network,’ the ministry said in a statement.

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