North Korea launches new ballistic missile from submarine


Launched in the Sea of ​​Japan, it poses a new challenge to the regime of Kim Jong Un

This Saturday, North Korean forces fired a new projectile into the Baltic Sea — also known as the Sea of ​​Japan — in a new challenge in which, according to South Korean sources, Kim Jong-un’s regime has attempted a ballistic missile of a submarine.

The South Korean military has confirmed the launch, its 15th so far this year, according to Yonhap news agency. It adds to the launch of another missile carried out last Wednesday and comes amid international fears of a possible impending nuclear test.

The Japanese government has also denounced the latest North Korean launch, which it attributes, like Seoul, to a ballistic missile, the Kiodo agency reports.

According to Seoul, the projectile took off from the waters near the city of Sinpo just after 2:00 a.m. (local time). It flew for about 600 kilometers and reached an altitude of about 60 kilometers before falling into the sea.

For the South Korean armed forces, the latest launches pose “a serious threat to peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and in the international community”, while constituting a “clear violation” of resolutions adopted by the Security Council of the United States. United Nations.

The South Korean authorities are also “preparing” for future challenges. “Our military is watching every move,” the armed forces said in a more detailed assessment of the sunrise incident.

Resolutions passed by the United Nations prevent Kim Jong Un’s regime from conducting such tests, and on this occasion, the publications precede a visit this month by United States President Joe Biden and the inauguration of the new De South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, which takes place on Tuesday.

Source: La Verdad


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