North Korea fired eight short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan on Sunday. (Known as the East Sea in Korea), a provocative series of extension of armed protests this year, which US and South Korean officials say could culminate in a nuclear test test.
The South Korean military has stated that The shooting took place from the Sunan area of the capital, Pyongyang, between 9:08 a.m. and 9:43 a.m. local time (0:08 and 0:43 GMT).According to the text.
“While our military strengthens surveillance for potential new missiles, it maintains a state of full readiness while cooperating closely with the United States,” the JCS said.
Throwing It came a day after the US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan completed a three-day naval exercise in the Philippine Sea with South Korea.This is the first training session involving aircraft carriers since November 2017, as countries move to improve their defense training against the growing threats from North Korea.
This missile will be North Korea’s 18th missile test in 2022 alone. – A series that includes the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missile demonstration in nearly five years – UN Security Council calls on Russia to suspend war against Ukraine While the Security Council is divided, it is taking advantage of the favorable environment for arms development.
Experts say North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un’s moves are aimed at forcing the US to accept the idea of a nuclear weapon in the North and negotiating economic and security concessions from a strong position.
South Korean and US officials say There are indications that North Korea is also making progress in its nuclear test range in the northeastern city of Bungei-ri.. The North’s next nuclear test will be the seventh since 2006, and the first since September 2017, when it claimed to have detonated a thermonuclear bomb to match its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Last Friday, US President Joe Biden’s special envoy to North Korea, Chung Kim, said Washington was “preparing for all coincidences” by attending a tripartite meeting with its South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Seoul in close coordination with its Asian allies. Nuclear conflict with North Korea.
“We are ready to make short- and long-term changes in our military posture to suit any provocation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea’s official name),” Kim told a news conference after meeting in Seoul. His South Korean and Japanese counterparts, Kim Gunn and Taekwondo Funakoshi.
Kim stressed in reports collected by the agency YonhopWhat The Pentagon will take the necessary steps to respond to Pyongyang “To strengthen both security and prevention to protect our allies in the region.”
Nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang have been suspended since 2019. Disagreements over overcoming US-led sanctions against North Korea and North Korea’s disarmament measures.
(With information from EFE)
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