North Korea sent fighter jets into its airspace after a US spy plane violated the country’s airspace. A North Korean spokesman called Thursday’s incident “a dangerous military provocation.” North Korea is considering measures to “prevent future incursions,” a North Korean military spokesman said Friday.
The incident took place ahead of a summit between the US, South Korea and Japan. A South Korean lawmaker said Thursday that North Korea could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile or take other military action in protest of the summit, based on intelligence from the country’s intelligence agency.
President Joe Biden met with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Camp David. Biden hopes to strengthen ties between Seoul and Tokyo to counter North Korea’s nuclear threats. They also discuss China’s growing influence in Asia.
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South Korea and the United States began an 11-day joint military exercise on Monday near the border between North and South Korea.
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