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S.Korea, U.S. to stage naval drills: Ministry

S.Korea, U.S. to stage naval drills: Ministry

South Korea and the United States will stage a series of naval exercises this year to deter North Korea following the sinking of one of Seoul's warships, the defense ministry said yesterday.
The ministry also announced that a separate anti-proliferation naval drill would be held off South Korea in October, as part of Seoul's military response.
The South and its U.S. ally, citing findings of a multinational investigation, accuse the North of torpedoing the Cheonan warship in March and killing 46 sailors.
The North angrily denies involvement and says a UN Security Council statement on July 9 - which condemned the attack without specifying the culprit - proves its point.
Seoul and Washington are going ahead with war games this month to deter Pyongyang. But the defense ministry says the venue has been switched from the Yellow Sea to the Sea of Japan (East Sea) following complaints from China.


Updated : 2021-03-09 03:28 GMT+08:00