31 May 2017

News Story: N. Korea claims U.S. nuclear threat using B-1B bombers

B-1B Lancer (Image: Wiki Commons)
SEOUL, May 30 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Tuesday accused the United States of flying B-1B strategic bombers close to its territory and triggering a nuclear war crisis.

A formation of B-1B bombers from Guam flew over Korea on Monday, staging a nuclear bomb dropping drill, Pyongyang's state news agency said.

The bombers even approached an area 80 kilometers east of Gangneung, an eastern city near the Military Demarcation Line, which serves as the border between the two Koreas, it added.

They were joined by warplanes from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier operating in the East Sea for the "frantic" drill, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

A government source in Seoul confirmed that two B-1Bs arrived in the airspace over the East Sea at around 10:30 a.m., five hours after the North test-fired a short-range ballistic missile.

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