South Korean media reported that the ballistic missile used in the launch of the test rocket was involved.
According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, a projectile fired by North Korea into the Sea of Japan was unidentified. According to Yonhap, a source in the military said that this weapons test was likely to have involved a ballistic rocket.
Yonhap reports that the North has conducted two missile tests this week, and one more this year. The missile test comes days before Yoon Suk Suk yeol’s swearing-in ceremony, scheduled for Tuesday.
Former Prosecutor general Yoon stated during his campaign that he will take a more aggressive stance against Pyongyang then his predecessor Moon Jae -in.
Kim Jong Un, North Korean leader expressed his gratitude at a parade of military personnel late last month. “firm will”To continue to develop nuclear weapons and, if necessary, use them “preemptively” for national defense.
Yoon stated to Voice of America Saturday that he would not rule out meeting Kim at some point in the near future. “There is no reason to shun meetings. But if such meetings are only for show and fail to make tangible results on the denuclearization and our economic assistance to the North, they will not be helpful for denuclearizing the North and advancing the inter-Korean relationship.”
On Friday, the US State Department stated that North Korea had already begun preparing for a nuclear attack. While Pyongyang is not offering any comment, the State Department warned that North Korea was preparing a nuclear test as soon as this month. However, Pyongyang repeatedly insists it requires nuclear weapons to defend itself.
Donald Trump, then the US President, and Kim met in a number of historical meetings that took place between 2018 and 2019. This raised hopes for a diplomatic breakthrough. But talks regarding denuclearization have been stalled.
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