Two B-1B bombers train over Yellow Sea

US Military Conducts Simulated Bombing Drills with B-1B Supersonic Jet Over Korean Peninsula

"Series of violent war remarks coming from the USA high-level politicians amid such circumstances have made an outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula an established fact", the spokesperson said. "The ones that will suffer the most are ordinary people".

China's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Zheng Zeguang was to meet Matt Pottinger, the head of Asian affairs at the White House's National Security Council, on Thursday to discuss North Korea and trade, a senior United States official said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov offered to help facilitate U.S.

"Through the drill, the South Korean and USA air forces displayed the allies' strong intent and ability to punish North Korea when threatened by nuclear weapons and missiles", the South Korean military said in a statement. "We are ready to support that, we are ready to take part in facilitating such negotiations", Interfax news agency quoted Lavrov as saying.

Strategic bombers of the US air force B-1B Lancer struck on Wednesday the attacks on educational targets on the territory of the Republic of Korea near the border with North Korea.

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South Korea has deployed 90 fighter jets, including its F-15 and FA-50 fighters The U.S. also flew two B-1B supersonic bombers over Korea for two consecutive days on Wednesday and Thursday, carrying out bombing drills over the Yellow Sea near North Korea and China.

USA and South Korean jets flying a simulated bomb run near North Korea. "The remaining question now is: when will the war break out?" it said in a statement.

"We do not wish for a war but shall not hide from it", the regime added.

Kim with North Korean troops.

While B-1Bs are no longer equipped to carry nuclear weapons of their own, they would be key to any strike targeting major North Korean facilities, he said.

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B-1 flights represent the US's go-to response for North Korean provocations like missile tests, and the bomber flights always draw a strong, sometimes dangerously escalating response from Pyongyang.

And now more than ever, both sides are deterred from conflict.

The drills, which will end Friday, include simulated attacks on a "a mock North Korean missile launch site with mock North Korean radars", CNN reported, citing a South Korean official.

The rising tensions coincide with a rare visit to North Korea by United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman, the highest-level UN official to visit North Korea since 2012. Feltman held talks with deputy foreign minister Pak Myong Gun on Wednesday.

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