The media reported on four scenarios of war with the DPRK

© AP Photo / Ahn Young-oophorectomies and U.S. Marines during a joint military winter exercise. Archival photoThe media reported on four scenarios of war with the DPRK© AP Photo / Ahn Young-joon

The Japanese authorities are working on a detailed plan in the event of full-scale war on the Korean Peninsula. This question, as it became known to Agency Kiodo included in the agenda of the national security Council with participation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Tokyo has described the four most likely scenarios of military action. Among them: the clash between the armies of South Korea and North Korea invading South Korean forces in North Korea, a preemptive U.S. strike on North Korea, and a missile attack by Pyongyang for Japan.
The Agency emphasizes that the country will be able to rely on the collective security mechanism in case of escalation, the United States will provide Japan with military assistance.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula over the past year deteriorated sharply against the backdrop of regular missile tests of the DPRK, as well as acute reaction to Pyongyang’s military exercises the U.S. and South Korea.

Maneuvers against the Olympics

Washington does not intend to abandon military exercises with Seoul because of the Olympic games, said earlier the Minister of defence James Mattis.

«I do not consider the question of suspension of the exercise. It should be considered by both countries. I’ll put them on pause for the diplomatic solution, or something like that. But while I don’t expect,» said Mattis.

DPRK authorities called the us-South Korean maneuvers a rehearsal for invasion of North Korea and threaten in the case of «provocation» to fight.

The Russian foreign Ministry this week called on Seoul and Washington to give teachings, so as not to hinder the Olympic games in South Korea.

«We hope that the US and its allies have the intelligence at least for the period starting from the present moment, that is, the period before the Olympics, during and after not to what they are actively doing in October-November-December,» he said.

Burmistrov said that the Russian side is conducting negotiations on this score with their partners.

«We urge, at all levels, on all parties to refrain from provoking each other,» said Burmistrov.

The Olympics will be held from 9 to 25 February in South Korea’s Pyeongchang, which is 80 kilometers from the border with North Korea.

Korean aggravation

In September, the DPRK announced the successful test of a hydrogen warhead that can be mounted on Intercontinental ballistic missiles. According to the Agency Yonhap, the power of the explosion could reach 50 kilotons.

In addition, Pyongyang was able to bring a new level of its missile program. In November, the DPRK conducted tests of Intercontinental ballistic «And 15». North Korea claimed that the missile is capable of striking any point on the United States.

In response to the missile tests the US President Donald trump said that in case of threat to the United States and its allies, Washington is ready to deliver a powerful blow to North Korea.

The DPRK’s actions caused serious criticism from the international community, which seeks to put pressure on Pyongyang through sanctions. Resolution 2397, adopted by the UN security Council in late December, imposes additional restrictions on export to a country crude oil and refined products. In addition, it requires all countries to expel North Korean migrants in a period of 24 months. There are a number of changes in imports to North Korea industrial equipment, heavy equipment and vehicles and procurement of major export commodities.

In the North Korea, these measures are called «act of war» that will not remain unanswered.

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