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Also B-1B airplanes of the US in military manoeuvres on the Korean peninsula; Pyongyang gets upset

Seoul, North Korea - The exercise also involved the South Korean and the Japanese air forces

Tensions remain high over the Korean peninsula: two B-1B bombers of the United States coming from the base of Guam in the Pacific Ocean took part yesterday in the joint exercise with the air forces of South Korea and Japan at the Pilsung shooting range, near the border with North Korea. The military manoeuvre -later confirmed by the US Air Force- was reported at first by the North Korean press agency "KCNA", which accused the American administration to act as "gangsters", a behaviour that will only make the situation in the peninsula worse. Actually, according to military sources reported by local press, the US bombers would have flown over the region more than once in recent times. After its recent missile and nuclear tests (see AVIONEWS 1 and 2) pressures over the Pyongyang (North Korea) regime to make it stop its nuclear program are high; the US President Donald Trump is expected to arrive in the region on Sunday for an official visit to Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines. The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a four-engined, supersonic strategic bomber for a crew of four, developed since the '70s, introduced in service in 1986 and designed to be used with nuclear weapons.

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