S. Korea, US, Japan hold missile tracking exercise

S. Korea, US, Japan hold missile tracking exercise

Washington and Seoul staged their biggest-ever joint air drill last week in a show of force against Pyongyang, which is subject to multiple sets of United Nations sanctions over its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

The US, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills this week as tensions rise in the region over North Korea's fast-developing weapons programs.

In late November, North Korea conducted a new ballistic missile launch.

The leader of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party renewed calls for dialogue with North Korea on Monday, voicing hopes that President Moon Jae-in's visit to China this week will help craft a peaceful solution to the escalating nuclear standoff.

Many analysts suggest that the rocket is capable of reaching the USA mainland but voiced scepticism that Pyongyang has mastered the advanced technology needed to allow the rocket to survive re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere. The drill will be held in waters near Japan today and tomorrow, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said as he visited a garrison in northern Japan.

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South Korea has pushed for control of its troops from the United States in the face of war from the North. The US defense department has staged repeated shows of force after North Korean military tests.

It did not say whether the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system would be involved.

The move comes as tensions with North Korea continue to increase over Pyongyang's rapidly emerging weapons programs.

Washington is also pressuring China and other countries to cut diplomatic and trade relations with the North, as part of an worldwide effort to squeeze Pyongyang by cutting off its illegal cash flows which are widely believed to be funding the country's weapons programs.

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