South Korea and US conduct military exercises to counter North Korean threat
The US military began military exercises with South Korea on the Korean Peninsula. On the other hand, Russia and China began naval exercises a day before the UN General Assembly meeting on Tuesday, where North Korea's nuclear threat is likely to increase.

The military exercise came after Pyongyang launched another medium-range ballistic missile on Japan on Friday and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community.

The South Korean Defense Ministry said US B-1B bombers and four F-35s flew from Guam and Japan and joined four South Korean F-15K fighter jets in training.

Defense Minister Song Yong Moo said at a parliamentary hearing on Monday that the joint exercises would be held "two or three times this month."

China and Russia have started naval exercises off the eastern Russian port of Vladivostok, not far from the border between Russia and North Korea, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The exercises are taking place between Peter's Great Bay near Vladivostok and the southern part of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk in northern Japan, she said.

The exercise is the completion of the Sino-Russian naval exercises that began this year in the Baltic Sea in July. Xinhua has not linked the exercises to the current tension with North Korea.

China and Russia have repeatedly called for a peaceful solution and talks to resolve the issue.

However, US Ambassador to the UN Nicky Halley said Sunday that the UN Security Council has run out of options to contain North Korea's nuclear program and the United States may have to move the matter to the Pentagon to discuss military options.

Edit: Joseph Fathi, quoted by Reuters

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