North Korea officially said that it had effectively performed a new test at a satellite launch site, the latest move in a string of developments targeting warning and overpowering the United States nuclear threat, KCNA reported on Saturday. According to KCNA, the test conducted at the Sohae satellite launch site on Friday, citing North Korea’s Academy of Defense Science’s spokesperson without classifying what type of testing occurred. Chief of the General Staff Pak Jong Chon said in another statement that the tests designed to strengthen the defenses of North Korea by developing the latest weapons.
Furthermore, he said that the priceless figures, experience along with new technologies gained in the latest tests of defense science research would completely apply to the growth of another strategic weapon of the DPRK for reliably and definitely restraining and overpowering the U.S. nuclear threat. In a week, it was the 2nd test at the Sohae facility. On Sunday, KCNA said that North Korea conduct a very crucial test on 7th December at the satellite launch site of North Korea (a rocket-testing facility) that the officials of the United States once said North Korea assured to close.
That KCNA report called the 7th December event a successful test of huge significance. Jeong Keong-doo, the defense minister of South Korea, termed it as engine test. The reported carried test come following a deadline North Korea put forth for the U.S. to drop its persistence on one-sided denuclearization by Pyongyang. Donald Trump, the President of the United States, invested significant time trying to encourage North Korea to give away the nuclear weapons program that grown to threaten the U.S., while development scant instead of his three meetings with Kim Jong Un.
North Korea’s military ready to respond to Hostile Forces
Pak said that North Korea would always ready to engage in all military and political provocations by hostile forces, whereas being familiar with both confrontation and dialogue. Moreover, he said that actual peace safeguarded as well as their development and future guaranteed only when the balance of power and strength completely assured. Chief of General Staff warned that the U.S. and others should avoid frustrating North Korea if they need a peaceful end-of-year duration. He added, their forces are fully prepared to take any decision of the Supreme Leader with action thoroughly.
Pyongyang warned it could follow another path amid the delayed dialogues with the U.S. Stephen Biegun, the main United States representative for North Korea, said on Friday that the U.S. would test soon on taking North Korea back to the table of negotiation. Esper said at an event, North Korea still doing training; they do tests of a short-range ballistic missile that the U.S. also concerned about. The United States observing closely as do Japan and South Korea, the State Department of the U.S. making efforts to get them on the talk table, because the only way forward goes through a political and diplomatic agreement.
A Threat reminder for the United States
Several analysts said these tests might help North Korea to develop more consistent intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). A senior fellow at the United States-based Federation of American Scientists, Ankit Panda, said that the point appears as a reminder for the U.S. that North Korea still has an ability to upgrade its program qualitatively. Panda added that they had the best hint that whatever North Korea doing at Sohae was nature-wise military when the Academy of Defense Science took hold of the announcement, as opposed to their space agency NADA.
In recent weeks, tensions raised after the Pyongyang conducted weapons tests and waged a war of words with the United States, President Trump, strengthening concerns that tensions between the two sides could return. A professor at Seoul’s Dongguk University said that considering the element that North Korea said the seven-minute test led last night aimed to strengthen the strategic nuclear discouragement, the test would possibly be related to ICBMs, that North Korea deliberates a strategic weapon to defend itself from rivals including the U.S. Koh says that North Korea is near to issuing an ultimatum toward the U.S. to come to the talking table with latest calculations or to return to developing nuclear weapons.
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