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    S Korean Military Inspects Six Airports Amid North's Nuclear Threats

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    The South Korean Air Force has inspected six civilian airports in the country to gauge their preparedness for dealing with terrorism amid threats from North Korea, local media reported Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's air forces spent eight days inspecting airports in Gwangju, Gimhae, Daegu, Cheongju, Sacheon and Wonju, all of which share runways with the military.

    The inspection came after repeated threats from Pyongyang, the media outlet claimed.

    Earlier this month, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to attack Seoul government buildings if South Korea challenges Pyongyang.

    North Korea's threats against Seoul come as the maritime portion of the annual Foal Eagle military exercises between South Korean and US forces began on Thursday. Foal Eagle is a series of joint and combined field training exercises conducted by US-South Korea Combined Forces Command each year.

    As in past years, North Korea responded to the beginning of Foal Eagle with a threat to annihilate its enemies with nuclear weapons.

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