The White House said the United States on Thursday “strongly” condemned North Korea’s launch of a “long-range ballistic missile.”
“This launch flagrantly violates numerous UN Security Council resolutions, unnecessarily escalates tensions and threatens to destabilize security in the region,” UN Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said in a statement. American Presidency.
System Pyongyang threw again a Unidentified ballistic missile This Thursday morning in the direction of Eastern sea Also known as the Sea of Japan.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff Southern was able to determine that it would have been an ICBM-class missile. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reported just after 10:30 a.m. that “North Korea launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile”. Yonhap.
Later, the agency said Thursday’s shot was a new type of ballistic missile, “possibly solid fuel,” a priority technology for dictator Kim Jong Un.
He explained to “North Korea” that it appears to have launched a new type of ballistic missile, possibly a solid fuel one. France Press agency Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul.
Until now, all of North Korea’s ICBMs have been liquid-fueled, but developing this new propulsion technology has been a longtime ambition of Pyongyang.
These projectiles are easier to store and transport, more stable, and faster to fire, making them more difficult to detect and neutralize.
At a military parade in Pyongyang in February, North Korea paraded A record number of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missilesincluding some that are potentially new fossil-fuel intercontinental ballistic missiles, analysts said.
The projectile was fired at 07:23 (10:23 GMT), and flew 1,000 kilometers before falling into the sea.
Japanwhich was activated for a short time An alert urging you to seek refuge To the residents of the northern Hokkaido region, they said the missile did not fall within their territory and did not threaten their citizens.
Ministers of Environment and Climate in G7 They meet this weekend in Sapporo, the capital of the Hokkaido region, a month before the group’s leaders’ summit in Hiroshima.
Relations between the two Koreas are at their worst in years.
(With information from AFP)