North Korea launched a missile – NRK Norway – An overview of news from around the country

North Korea launched a missile – NRK Norway – An overview of news from around the country

The South Korean military warned that within a few hours, two North Korean missiles were launched from the country’s east coast.

First, they were said to have tested a short-range ballistic missile. The missile can reach several important targets in South Korea, including US military installations.

Since then, they have tested an intercontinental missile (ICBM).

This is the fifth test of an intercontinental ballistic missile and the first since North Korea announced the Hwasong-18 in July.

The two missiles fell into the Sea of ​​Japan, according to South Korea, Japan and the United States.

The United States condemns

The Japanese Ministry of Defense estimates that it is an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States.

The ICBM-class ballistic missile launched this time could have a range of more than 15,000 kilometers, depending on the missile’s trajectory and depending on the weight of the warhead.

This is according to Shingo Miyake, parliamentary deputy defense minister.

The photo provided by the North Korean government shows what it said was an intercontinental ballistic missile. Photo taken on March 16, 2023.

Photo: KCNA/AFP

A US State Department spokesman told Reuters that the launches pose a threat to neighboring countries:

These launches, like other ballistic missiles carried out by Pyongyang this year, violate several sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council.

All of North Korea’s ballistic missile activities violate UN Security Council resolutions. Pyongyang itself insists that the country has a sovereign right to self-defense.

North Korean warning

The weapons test comes two days after the United States and South Korea met in Washington for their second meeting in a year Nuclear Advisory Group.

The two allies agreed to modernize deterrence and nuclear preparedness strategies.

North Korea’s Defense Ministry on Sunday condemned its allies’ plans to expand annual joint military exercises next year to include operational nuclear exercises.

They warned of a “protective and potentially fatal reaction.”

– This is an open declaration of nuclear confrontation to use nuclear weapons against the DPRK A The realityThe statement issued by the Korean Central News Agency said, using North Korea’s official abbreviation.

-Any attempt to use armed forces against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will be met with preventive and lethal countermeasure.

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