The Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, attended this Tuesday along with his sister Kim Yo Jong and senior officials launching a hypersonic missile into the waters of the Sea of Japan, known in Korea as the East Sea, after almost two years without appearing in such acts and in the midst of the condemnations of the UN Security Council on the first missile of January 5.
According to reports collected by local media, Kim Jong Un was satisfied with the launch and confirmed that it was carried out to test the technical specifications of your new weapon system, as reported by the South Korean news agency Yonhap.
Only a few hours after the joint statement of condemnation by the UN Security Council on the first missile, which was launched on January 5, the North Korean country has carried out another operation towards the waters of the Sea of Japan, an action that was confirmed, first, by the South Korean authorities and later by the Japanese country.
The North Korean leader attended a meeting on Tuesday with key members in the field of research and development of hypersonic weapons systems in which Officer Pak Jong Chon was absent, which is part of the presidium of the single formation and in September led the test of the system of mobile missiles fired from a train.
At the same meeting, Kim Jong Un called for “modernizing the army” and stressed that “the field of defense research should continue to have good successes” to “drastically” strengthen the country, according to the news portal ‘NK News ‘.
The Japan Coast Guard explained that the projectile fell at around 7.29 a.m. (local time) on Tuesday and reported that there was no ship-related damage. He also appealed to ships in transit to be aware of future information.
In addition, Japanese authorities confirmed that the ballistic missile had landed outside its exclusive economic zone, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told a press conference.
South Korea’s presidential National Security Council (NSC) expressed its “Strong regret” by the event at a time “when stabilizing the political situation is crucial.”
For their part, the members of the Security Council assured that North Korea poses a “threat to international peace and security”, since each missile launch serves to “improve its capabilities”, as well as improve its weapons “to export to your customers’ all over the world.
«This launch is the latest in a series of launches (that) shows North Korea’s determination to expand your illegal weapons capabilities (…) They increase the risk of escalation and represent a significant threat to regional stability, ”the United States and representatives of the member states of Albania, the United Kingdom, Japan, Ireland and France declared in a joint statement.
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