the South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) She stated that she had detected the launch of an unidentified projectile from North Korea and towards Sea of Japan, the fourth trial of Pyongyang So far this month.
The brief statement from the South Korean military did not provide more information about the projectile, while the Japanese Coast Guard reported that it could be a ballistic missile and that it could have fallen into the water around 9:03 (1:03 GMT Monday). today.
The Army of South Korea and Japan is currently analyzing the launch to clarify more details.
This is the fourth launch of this type carried out by Pyongyang last January, after on the fifth and eleventh it launched what it claims are hypersonic missiles, and on the fourteenth it launched two guided missiles from a train after it threatened to respond “stronger.” . New US sanctions against North Koreans.
The United States last week approved sanctions against North Korean nationals it accuses of providing materials and technology for the regime’s weapons program from abroad, to which North Korea responded with a third and fourth launch today.
US Ambassador to his-hair-itLinda Thomas Greenfield also indicated last week that Washington is pressing the Security Council to impose additional sanctions on the Asian country as punishment for all of its launches since last September.
Washington estimates that North Korea used ballistic missiles in these tests, in violation of previous sanctions resolutions approved since 2006 as punishment for North Korea’s weapons program.
In a message broadcast in the new year, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un avoided sending a message to the United States and emphasized that the priority of the regime is the national economy and the strengthening of national defense.
Kim himself last year rejected US offers to try to restart talks on denuclearization that have been stalled since 2019.
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