North Korea scrambled warplanes over US spy plane ‘intrusion’

SpaceWar.com reports: “The North Korean military said Friday it scrambled warplanes this week in response to what it described as an intrusion by a US spy plane.

The US aircraft flew into airspace above North Korea’s economic zone in waters east of the country on Thursday morning, a military spokesman said in a statement published by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The North Korean military ‘promptly gave an order to pursuit planes… to make an emergency sortie toward the air space intruded by the U.S. strategic reconnaissance plane and carry on an alert guard duty’, said the statement.

The spokesman described it as a ‘dangerous military provocation’, and warned that the North Korean military ‘will not hesitate to take any physical counteraction to defend the sovereignty’ of the country…”

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