North Korea tests unidentified object at sea It is thought to be a missile. The BBC quoted South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff as saying. Japan’s Coast Guard first reported the matter. They think it could be a massively destructive missile. However, there is no confirmation in this regard yet.
The United Nations has imposed sanctions on North Korea over its use of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, they continue to test one after the other. If the latest information is true, it could be Pyongyang’s first test this year.
A statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that intelligence from South Korea and the United States was being closely monitored. According to Reuters, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the suspected missile had flown about 500 kilometers.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a few days ago that his country would strengthen its defense capabilities in the face of growing military instability in the Korean Peninsula. Kim Jong Un made the remarks at an important meeting with North Korea’s ruling party at the end of the year. Then this test was run.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has called the latest test “highly reprehensible.” He further added that North Korea has been repeatedly testing missiles since 2021. In 2021, North Korea will continue to pursue its nuclear weapons program.
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They have tested new hypersonic missiles at this time. Tests of train-based anti-aircraft missiles and a new long-range cruise missile. Ballistic or destructive missiles are considered more harmful than cruise missiles. This is because these missiles can carry much higher loads, cover longer distances, and fly at higher speeds.
Pyongyang is conducting the test at a time when the country is facing a severe food crisis. The coronavirus issue has been given blockade or stagnation. The economy is being severely damaged. At the end of the year, Kim Jong Un admitted the matter. He says his country is fighting for life and death. The government’s goal this year will be development and improving the living standards of the people.
Meanwhile, UN officials have warned that at-risk children and the elderly are at risk of starvation in North Korea. The United States wants North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program. But U.S. President Joe Biden has a lot of tension with the administration over Pyongyang.
On the other hand, North Korea has accused South Korea of pursuing a two-pronged policy in terms of military action.