The US and South Korea have fired missiles as a 'show of force' against North Korea

A woman walks past a television screen showing a picture of North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), at a railway station in Seoul on July 4, 2017. Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/ AFP/ Getty Images.

The US and South Korea have fired missiles with “deep strike precision capability” into South Korean waters on Wednesday in response to the intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea yesterday.

According to an AP report, the missiles were fired as a “show of force” against the North and to emphasis the solidarity between the US and the South.

Just hours before China and Russia had urged both parties to cease military exercises on the Korean Peninsula.

This morning Australia foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop said “all options” must be considered to keep Australia safe against North Korea.

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