South Korea simulates attack on North's nuke site after test

2017-09-04 08:48
South Korea's Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location. (South Korea Defence Ministry via AP)

South Korea's Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location. (South Korea Defence Ministry via AP)

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Seoul - South Korea's military has fired missiles into the sea in a simulation of an attack on North Korea's nuclear test site a day after Pyongyang set off its largest ever nuclear test explosion.

In Washington, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis bluntly warned that the US will answer any threat from the North with a "massive military response".

Earlier, US President Donald Trump threatened to halt all trade with countries doing business with the North, a veiled warning to China, and faulted South Korea for its "talk of appeasement".

North Korea tested what leader Kim Jong Un's government claimed was a hydrogen bomb.

That would be a major advancement in Pyongyang's long-sought goal of an arsenal of nuclear-tipped missiles that can hit the US.

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