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North Korea allegedly fires ballistic missile — Analysis

Seoul says the reported launch is a “grave threat” to regional and world peace

According to South Korea and Japan, North Korea fired a ballistic missile suspected from Sunan Airport in Pyongyang Wednesday.

The South’s Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) said the missile traveled 470km (292 miles) towards the Sea of Japan. It is currently being launched “a grave threat to the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and the international community and clearly violates the UN Security Council resolutions,”The JCS.

“Our military is tracking and monitoring related movements to prepare against the possibility of an additional launch, and it is maintaining a full readiness posture,”The Korean military spoke out to reporters.

JCS also stated it was monitoring the situation in case of any further launches. South Korean media reported that General Won Inchoul, Chairman of the JCS held a conference with Commander General Paul LaCamera (USFK), about the alleged missile launch.

Also, the Japanese Defense Ministry confirmed that it had detected the launch of the missile.

“North Korea’s recent actions, including frequent missile launches, cannot be tolerated,”Fumio Kishida was the Prime Minister, and he made comments on this matter while on a visit to Rome. He said that tests could pose danger for the safety of the entire region.

Pyongyang did not confirm the report of what was allegedly the fourteenth such test since the start of the year.

Kim Jong-un was the North Korean leader who personally oversaw firing of A. “new-type tactical guided weapon.” At a military parade in late April, he vowed to accelerate development of nuclear weapons and use them if Pyongyang’s “fundamental interests” are violated.

Just a week ahead of the inauguration, South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol is believed to have launched the latest suspected rocket. He’s known for his more aggressive stance toward the North.

Trump, then the US President, and Kim had face-to-face discussions in 2018, and 2019 aimed at de-nuclearization. However, negotiations ended up deadlocked.

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