North Korea and South Korea they launched missiles test this Wednesday, demonstrating the strength of his increasingly sophisticated military armamentswhile efforts to relieve tension are unsuccessful. Unlike the South, North Korea’s ballistic missile systems have been banned by US resolutions. Security Council from HIM-HER-IT.
The southern nation tested a ballistic missile fired from a submarine, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system. The President South Korean, Moon Jae-in, attended that test launch when news of his neighbor’s recent launches became known.
For its part, North Korea fired several ballistic missiles that landed in the sea off its east coast, according to South Korean and Japanese officials, days after testing a potentially nuclear-capable cruise missile. Pionyang is constantly developing its weapons program, amid talks to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic missile arsenals, in exchange for the removal of US sanctions. USA.
The negotiations, initiated between the former US president Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018, they have been stagnant since 2019. “North Korea fired two unidentified ballistic missiles from its inner central region toward the east coast, and intelligence authorities from South Korea and the United States are conducting a detailed analysis to obtain more information” , He said Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea (JCS) in a statement, Reuters reported.
“The missiles were fired shortly after 12:30 local time, flying 800 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 60 km,” the agency reported. The US Army’s Indo-Pacific Command said North Korean missile launches “do not pose an immediate threat to US personnel, territory or allies, but they do highlight the destabilizing impact of its illicit weapons program.”
The japanese prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, described the missile launch as “outrageous” and strongly condemned the action as a threat to peace and security in the region. For his part, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Zhao Lijian, expressed in a daily briefing that his country expects “relevant parties to exercise restraint.”