USA, Japan and South Korea began joint military exercises of the Navy
TOKYO, 11 Dec — RIA Novosti, Ivan Zakharchenko. USA, Japan and South Korea began two days of joint naval exercises.
The maneuvers will take place in the waters near Japan and the Korean Peninsula. During the exercise cycle is equipped with systems for early detection USS Stethem, the South Korean “SOE Yu Sonnen” and Japanese “Teki”.
In Tokyo said that the purpose of the exercise — increase the tactical capabilities of the military Maritime self-defense force and strengthening relations between the three countries.
In turn, in Seoul noted that during the military maneuvers will simulate a suspended launches of North Korean ballistic missiles and work information exchange between the ships.
On Friday ended a five-day exercise, the U.S. air force and South Korea Vigilant AC. They became the most large-scale in history, they deployed approximately 230 aircraft, including six U.S. stealth fighters F-22. Pyongyang said that these exercises are talking about preparing a strike on the DPRK, and expressed the opinion that the war on the Korean Peninsula is inevitable.
Earlier, Russia and China offered the DPRK to declare a moratorium on nuclear tests and missile launches, and South Korea and the United States to refrain from conducting exercises in the region to stabilize the situation on the Peninsula, but in Washington, this initiative was ignored.