Seoul confirms: “An unknown bullet was fired from Pyongyang” – A few minutes earlier, South Korea had sounded the alarm when it reported seeing an “unidentified bullet” from North Korea. A note issued by the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff stated that the missile was launched towards the Sea of Japan, without elaborating on details.
However, the first indications point to a long-range ballistic missile test, which will follow four days of Pyongyang’s artillery drill and last week’s launch (a failure according to Seoul) of a long-range missile system. However, these are further signs of the pariah’s will to start a permanent cycle of provocations after it threatened in January, in the face of the prolonged stalemate in negotiations with the United States on the nuclear file, to cancel its self-imposed freeze. A few years ago on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests.
Japan ‘strongly’ condemns missile launch Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida “strongly” condemned North Korea’s launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles, calling them “reckless” and “unacceptable.” Kishida, on a visit to Brussels for the G7 summit and where a NATO meeting is being held, said he wanted to ensure coordinated response to Pyongyang’s repeated provocations that violate UN resolutions. The prime minister added that Japan will work with the United States and South Korea, hinting – according to media in Tokyo – to further sanctions against North Korea after the missile landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
USA: “There is a risk of destabilization” – The United States “strongly” condemns North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile. This is what we read in a note from the White House. “This launch is a flagrant violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions and unnecessarily raises tensions and risks destabilizing the security situation in the region,” Washington says. “We urge all countries to hold them accountable for these violations and call on the DPRK to come to the negotiating table for serious negotiations. The door is not closed to diplomacy, but Pyongyang must immediately stop its destabilizing actions.” The statement concluded that the United States “will take all necessary measures to ensure their safety and that of allies of the Republic of Korea and Japan.”
Seoul launches missiles from land, sea and air South Korea carried out a “strategic” missile launch cycle from land, sea and air in response to North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic vector, the most powerful since 2017: the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul.
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