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Air Force B-1 bombers have flown over the Korean Peninsula twice in the past week

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U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula twice in the past seven days, CNN reported. North Korea hasn't been too happy with the flyovers, criticizing the action amid rising tensions in the region. 

Two B-1 bombers left Guam on Monday and conducted drills with planes from the South Korean and Japanese air forces. Two bombers also flew over South Korea on April 26. 

North Korean officials accused the U.S. of "military provocation." 


"Due to the U.S. military provocations that are becoming more explicit day by day, the situation in the Korean Peninsula, which is already sensitive, is being driven to a point close to nuclear war," said a North Korean state-run broadcaster. 

Incidentally, the air drills conducted by the Americans, South Koreans, and Japanese were conducted on the same day that President Trump said that he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un under the appropriate circumstances. 

Given the simmering tensions, discussion of a potential conflict have hit social media.

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