N.Korea Threatens to Turn S.Korea into 'Sea of Fire'

  • By Lee Yong-soo

    August 09, 2017 09:55

    North Korea on Tuesday threatened to turn South Korea into a "sea of fire" in protest against live-fire drills near Yeonpyeong Island.

    The official [North] Korean Central News Agency said South Korean "warmongers" carried out military provocations against Pyongyang, which is ready to respond "with its strong firepower at any time."

    /Yonhap

    South Korean Marines conducted live-fire exercises on Yeonpyeong Island in the West Sea, which suffered heavy North Korean artillery fire in 2010.

    Marines fired 200 rounds from K-9 self-propelled howitzers and AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters fired rockets and Vulcan machine guns.

    The drills are held every three months.

    KCNA said the South Korean "provocations" were a response to the "great successes" of North Korea's test launches of the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, which is capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.

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