Brigadier General Patrick Ryder, spokesman for the US Department of Defense (Pentagon). North KoreaCondemning the launch of a long-range ballistic missile that exceeds Japan’s airspace, USAIn response to this test, he announced that he conducted separate military exercises with Japan and South Korea in the region.
Pentagon Spokesperson Ryder made evaluations on the issues on the agenda at the daily press conference.
According to the news of AA; Pointing out that North Korea has tested a ballistic missile and the missile was launched over Japan, Ryder said, “The United States condemns these actions and urges North Korea to refrain from further destabilizing and illegal activities.” used the phrase.
Ryder shared the information that the US Marine Corps and the Japanese Defense Forces conducted exercises in the Sea of Japan in response to Pyonyang’s missile test, while simultaneously stating that the US Indo-Pacific Forces conducted exercises with South Korea in the West China Sea.
Brigadier General Ryder said in his statement:
“These engagements were made to demonstrate the interoperability of our nations while demonstrating our deterrence and dynamic offensive capabilities. Additionally, during the day (Defense) Minister Austin met with colleagues in Japan and the Republic of Korea to discuss the threats posed by the DPRK programs and discuss the implications. Ministers agreed that yesterday’s missile test is a clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and threatens regional peace and security.”
Expressing that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reiterated to his two counterparts that the US is committed to its partnership with the two countries, Ryder said, “Our determination to defend Japan and South Korea is solid.” he said.
Responding to the question about whether the exercises held in the region are a show of strength, Ryder emphasized that these exercises are important in terms of interoperability and joint operations, and that this is on the side of North Korea as well as the USA, Japan and South Korea, and together against all kinds of threats. He said he sent a message that he was moving.
Ryder said that while flying over Japan, no air defense system was engaged with the North Korean missile.
The United States has a tiered air defense capability in the region, including the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) System and Patriot Air Defense Systems.