Japan and the United States conducted joint exercises over the Sea of Japan with the participation of fighters
The Japan Air Self-Defense Forces and the US military conducted joint exercises with fighter jets over the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, May 25. This is stated in the report of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, reports TASS.
From the Japanese side, four F-15 fighters took part in the maneuvers, from the US – four F-16 fighters. The purpose of the exercise was “to confirm the ability to respond immediately to [на угрозы]as well as in the strengthening of the Japan-United States alliance”.
According to the Kyodo news agency, Tokyo and Washington sent a “deterrence signal” to North Korea, which launched another ballistic missile on May 25. Pyongyang also tested a detonating device for a nuclear weapon in preparation for the seventh nuclear test.
Earlier, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged Pyongyang to abide by UN Security Council resolutions and return to negotiations on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The lawsuit was made in connection with the recent missile launches by the DPRK.
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