South Korea confirmed this week that a drone they found near the demilitarized zone belonged to North Korea.
Tensions between the two Koreas have been escalating as North Korea continues to threaten the West and launch new missiles.
The drone was equipped with a camera that contained at least 10 aerial photographs of a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Defense system located in the southern region of South Korea.
A South Korean official of the Joint Chiefs of Staff office, Jeon Dong-jin, said, “The intrusion of our airspace by the North Korean drone and photographing of a military base is a violation of the Armistice and an agreement on non-aggression and is an act of grave provocation.”
“We strongly condemn the North’s continued attempts at penetrating the South with drones and once again, demand all acts of provocation are halted,” he added.
He also made it clear that if North Korea keeps being aggressive, the South Korean military would “forcefully retaliate.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
This is not the first time North Korea has sent drones over the demilitarized zone.
In January, South Korea fired shots at a drone that ventured over the border. Before that, North Korean drones were discovered in South Korea in 2014.
Pyongyang is said to have 300 to 400 drones in its arsenal and has recently claimed that drones carrying biological, chemical weapons could strike Seoul within one hour.
From missile launches to drones, North Korea’s continued provocations are a threat to the entire globe and must be stopped.
It is about time the West put the North Koreans in their place and show them that there are consequences to such aggressive behavior.
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