North Korea, for its part, threatened a “strong and determined” reaction Following the US decision to impose new sanctions on senior North Korean officials After its latest missile test this week.
In a statement issued by the state news agency KNCA, A spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry said The latest test of a hypersonic missile is “exercising their right to self-defense” And criticized Washington’s approach.
“If the United States accepts such a confrontational position, the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the official name of the North) will be forced to take a strong and decisive response,” the Asian Foreign Ministry warned.
Administration of the President of the United States Joe Biden on Wednesday approved six senior North Korean officials involved in the weapons development program Of the country, the decision came two days after the regime tested its third hypersonic missile, and the second within a week.
“The DPRK has developed the latest new type of weapons that are part of its efforts to modernize its national security capabilities,” the North Korean spokesman added, adding that the launch “did not target any country or force, it did not cause harm to neighboring countries.”
The bomber struck shortly after noon in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea off the Korean Peninsula.
Pyongyang Washington’s reaction was called “apparent provocation.” He accused the country of “having a logic like a gang of thugs” and of “deliberately” creating tensions.
“While the current US administration is talking about diplomacy and dialogue, it shows that it is still immersed in its policy of isolating and suffocating the DPRK, which will not” relinquish its right to security, “he added.
North Korea Nuclear talks with the United States have been testing a number of new weapons since they came to a standstill. After the failure of the Hanoi Summit in February 2019.
The Biden administration has accepted new sanctions on senior North Korean officials following the launch of six ballistic missiles in the past four months, which is evidence of violations of UN (UN) National Security Council resolutions.
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US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield has pointed out that Washington is pushing the Security Council to impose additional sanctions on North Korea.
(With information from EFE)
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