04 May 2017

News Story: After signaling openness to meeting, Trump shows Kim Jong Un his bombers

BEIJING, May 3 (Xinhua) -- U.S. bombers conducted drills with South Korean fighters amid tensions on the Korean Peninsula though President Donald Trump expressed willingness to meet the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un.

The DPRK on Tuesday called the drill an "extremely reckless move for nuclear war" on the peninsula, and China urged related parties to take their responsibilities and find a breakthrough to resume peace talks at an early date.


Two B-1 Lancer supersonic bombers conducted joint exercises with several F-15K fighter jets of South Korea on Monday, before staging a separate drill with fighter jets from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday.

The U.S. bombers reportedly departed from the U.S. Anderson air base in Guam and arrived at South Korea's east waters at about noon on Monday.

Then, the bombers flew to the west waters of South Korea to drop target-practice bombs at the training ground.

The DPRK called it a nuclear bomb dropping drill on targets of the DPRK, the official Korean Central News Agency reported.

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