This was the third shot taken by Pyongyang on September 3. Less than an hour after this launch, the North Korean ambassador to the UN defended his country’s “legitimate right” to test weapons.
North Korea launched what appears to have been a short range missile at sea on Tuesday, September 28th. The South Korean military stated this at a moment when its ambassador to United Nations was asking for the details. “Legitimate right”of his country to test arms in the face “Hostile policy”From Washington and Seoul
According to the staff of southern armies the device was fired from Jagang, a northern province, into waters off of the east coast. According to a Japanese Ministry of Defense spokesperson on condition of anonymity, this projectile was launched from the northern province of Jagang into waters off the east coast. “Appears like a ballistic missile.”.
This is Pyongyang’s third shot of the month. The first was a long-range cruise missile and the second was a short-range missile ballistic.
Within an hour of the launch, North Korean Ambassador at the UN Kim Song informed the UN General Assembly that his nation has won the “Legitimate right”To test weapons “To reinforce [ses] defense capabilities ”. United States “Should show in fact that they have not hostile will towards us.”The ambassador continued. “If so, then we are available to respond”The same goes for “But it doesn’t seem that the United States are ready”He said that he would follow this path.
Monday evening, the US State Department issued a statement condemning the latest missile fire. “This launch violates the numerous resolutions of UN Security Council, and is a threat to neighbors [de la Corée du Nord] and the international community ”He felt that Pyongyang was calling him. “To engage in dialogue”.
“Although we believe that this event is not an immediate threat for the United States personnel or territories, or our allies,” the missile launch highlights how the illicit weapons program can have a destabilizing effect.The US Indo-Pacific Military Command, Indopacom, stated in a statement that it was reporting from Pyongyang.
The US military also added “Consult closely [ses] allies and partners ”It is important to know about it. “The United States is committed to protecting the Republic of Korea (and Japan) remains unwavering.”.
Recent days have seen North Korea multiply the vague messages they send to Washington, Seoul. Tuesday’s shooting came days after Kim Yojong, the influential sister to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, suggested that there might be a summit between them, but demanded Seoul stop trying. Her “Hostile policy”.
These remarks were made in response to South Korean President Moon Jaein’s recent call to declare an official ending to the 1950-1953 inter-Korean war. This conflict ended in a truce and not a peace treaty. Both sides have been technically at war for over half a century.
The South Korean National Security Council met in urgent need on Tuesday after the shooting. He released a statement. “Deplored the launch at a moment when political stability on the Korean Peninsula is in an extremely critical time”.
“It seems like North Korea wants Seoul to test its sincerity in its willingness for improved inter-Korean relationships.”Yang Moojin, a professor from the University of North Korean Studies, spoke to AFP. “Pyongyang will observe and analyze Moon’s reaction to today’s launch, and make decisions.”He added that there might be relaxation options.
Pyongyang has been isolated more than ever since its borders were sealed early last year in order to prevent the spread the coronavirus.