South Korea’s military said North Korea fired a short-missile on Tuesday into the Sea of Japan, as Pyongyang called on Seoul and Washington to scrap their hostile policy on weapon programs to resume talks.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the projectile was launched from the Central North Province of Chagang at around 06:40 AM and landed into the waters to the east coast. Defense Ministry of Japan stated it appeared arsenals in return for American sanctions relief.
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The Yonhap News Agency reported that the projectile’s trajectory, rising nearly 20 miles into the air and falling about 125 miles away, differed from past known North’s launches, adding well along that the military experts were inspecting whether it was a new high-speed missile.
North Korea fired a missile just as its United Nations ambassador was preparing to address the organization’s General Assembly (UNGA). However, the representative didn’t indicate the occurrence during his speech on the concluding day of the annual discussion.
On the contrary, North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Kim Song talked about the bad relations between Washington and Pyongyang, ascribing them to America’s double standards toward his country, for the past seventy years and the fact that the Korean War has never formally ended.
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Furthermore, an American military statement reads that the missile firing constituted no immediate threat to American personnel, allies, or territories. The declaration came just ahead of North Korea’s envoy to the U.N. said no one could reject his nation’s righteous right to “self-defense to develop, produce and to test armaments.”
The new missile test highlighted the constant growth of North’s weapon systems, raising the poles for obstructed talks aimed at breaking down its atomic and ballistic projectile arsenals in return for American sanctions relief.
Ambassador Kim added that it’s their judgment there’s no prospect at present for America to withdraw its anachronistic hostile policy towards North Korea. Moreover, he mentioned the division of the Korean Peninsula and the fact that two Koreas were simultaneously admitted to the U.N. in 1991 as a tragedy.
The United Nations Indo-Pacific Command said the missile test underlined the destabilizing influence of the DPRK’s illegitimate weapon programs, while the U.S. Department of State also censured the launch.
Furthermore, earlier in September, DPRK launched two short-range ballistic projectiles from a train, in the first violation since March of United Nations Security Council resolutions barring such launches.