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North Korea fires suspicion of ballistic missiles in stagnant negotiations

South Korea’s National Security Council has expressed “strong regret” for North Korea’s latest missile test at the emergency conference.

The launch took place six days after North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the sea, which was described later as a successful test of hypersonic missiles. (AFP)

South Korean and Japanese troops said North Korea would launch what appeared to be a ballistic missile into the East Sea, with a second weapon launched in a week.

South Korea’s co-staff said Tuesday that North Korea may have launched a ballistic missile from the endorheic to the East Sea, and South Korean and US troops are analyzing the launch. I didn’t immediately know how far the weapon flew.

Japan’s Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Defense also said the weapon could be a ballistic missile, but authorities did not immediately provide details.

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said authorities were checking the safety of vessels and aircraft around Japan, but there were no immediate reports of confusion or damage.

“It’s a shame that North Korea continued to launch,” Fumio Kishida said shortly after the UN Security Council discussed how to respond to North Korea’s early launch.

The Guam Department of Land Security and the Office of Civil Defense are monitoring the reports of the launch, but said the imminent threat of Guam, the major US military hub in the Pacific, has not been evaluated.

This month’s launch highlighted how North Korea would continue to expand its military power amid a voluntary blockade of pandemics and a deadlock in nuclear negotiations with the United States, following a series of weapons tests in 2021.

The launch took place six days after launching a ballistic missile into the sea, which was later described as a successful test of a hypersonic missile that North Korea claimed to have first tested in September.

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Second test in a week

North Korea’s last test on January 5 was Kim, despite the fact that the country was crippled by US-led sanctions on its nuclear program and tackled pandemic-related difficulties that are putting further pressure on the economy. Came a few days after sworn during a major political conference to strengthen his military power.

The economic recession has made it almost impossible for Kim to show diplomacy with former US President Donald Trump. Donald Trump derailed after the second meeting in 2019, when the United States rejected a request to ease North Korea’s major sanctions in exchange for a partial abandonment of its nuclear capabilities.

The Biden administration said the U.S. focus reflected a broad shift from anti-terrorism and so-called rogue nations like North Korea and Iran to confronting adversaries close to China’s classmates, saying, “Everywhere with North Korea. Are ready to resume negotiations. ” “Anytime” no prerequisites.

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But North Korea has so far said it must withdraw the term “hostile policy,” which the United States mainly uses to describe sanctions and joint US-ROK military exercises, in free-form talks. Rejects the idea of.

Source: TRT World and distributors

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