UN Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned North Korea’s attempt to launch a satellite. That’s what the spokesperson said Wednesday night. In the statement, Guterres called on the country to comply with United Nations resolutions. The United Nations is urging the authorities to talk to them again.
North Korea is not allowed to use long-range ballistic missiles. A space rocket is such a rocket.
It is unclear whether the launch was successful. The US military has not published information showing that it is in Earth’s orbit.
North Korea claims the launch was successful.
Both Japan and the United States also condemned the missile launch on Tuesday. The satellite is supposed to be used for surveillance.
South Korea partially cancels a military agreement
South Korea partially canceled the military détente agreement with North Korea. The agreement was introduced in 2018.
Prime Minister Han Dak-soo in South Korea says that the satellite launch is a “clear indication” that the northern neighbor does not respect the agreements concluded between them. This was reported by Yonhap News Agency.
South Korea is now set to resume its intelligence activity on the border, which the military agreement prevented it from doing.
Not the first attempt
Tuesday’s launch was the third attempt to launch the satellite.
When the satellite was learned of the launch, a warning was issued to evacuate the Okinawa area, but it was later withdrawn when the missile passed over the Pacific Ocean instead.
If North Korea manages to put the satellite into orbit, this is not the first time the country has been able to do something like this. North Korea has successfully launched satellites twice.
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