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21 September 2017 - 16:52
News ID: 607
Publish Date: 10:22 - 28 March 2013
TEHRAN, YJC. -- The United States said Thursday it sent stealth bombers to South Korea to participate in annual military exercises amid spiking tensions with North Korea.

The B-2 Spirit bombers flew more than 6,500 miles from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to South Korea, dropping inert munitions there as part of the exercises, before returning to the U.S. mainland, the U.S Forces in Korea said in a statement.

The mission by the planes, which can carry both conventional and nuclear weapons, "demonstrates the United States' ability to conduct long range, precision strikes quickly and at will," the statement said.

The U.S. military's announcement earlier this month that it was flying B-52 bombers over South Korea to participate in the routine exercises prompted an angry reaction from the North, which has unleashed a torrent of threats in the past few weeks.

There was no immediate reaction to the U.S. statement Thursday from the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency.

The disclosure of the B-2 flights comes a day after North Korea said it was cutting off military communications with South Korea, provoking fresh expressions of concern from U.S. officials about Pyongyang's recent rhetoric.
CNN
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