North Korea launches “unidentified projectile” into the sea


According to South Korean troops, North Korea launched an “unidentified projectile” from the inland area off the east coast toward the Sea of ​​Japan on Tuesday.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea said the projectile was launched at around 6:40 am local time, adding that South Korean and US intelligence agencies are analyzing the launch. Yonhap News Agency..

Japan’s Ministry of Defense has issued a statement that it looks like a ballistic missile.

After the socialist dictatorship announced on September 15, it launched two ballistic missiles from the train into the Sea of ​​Japan, attacking targeted targets 497 miles (800 km) away.On the same day, south Korea We also test-launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

Prior to that, North Korea tested a new cruise missile that said it could attack targets 932 miles (1,500 km) away, within range of all Japanese and U.S. military facilities (a total of 80,000 U.S. forces). Placed in.

A recently reported projectile launch was made after North Korea’s UN ambassador to the United Nations, Kim Sung, urged the United States to stop what is called a hostile policy towards North Korea. North Korea said it would be “always willing” to respond to the offer of the talks.

“But at this stage, it’s our judgment that the United States is unlikely to actually withdraw hostile policies,” Kim said.

North Korea has accused both Seoul and Washington of being “double standards” and said they have accused Pyongyang of developing weapons while they continued their own military operations.

Meanwhile, international experts say recent satellite imagery shows that North Korea is expanding its uranium enrichment plant at its major Yongbyon Nuclear Science Center. This indicates that the Jin dynasty intends to increase the production of bomb material.

Kim Yo-jong, a sister of Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, said on September 25 that North Korea would have stagnated North-South negotiations on the end of the Korean War of 1950-53 if mutual respect was guaranteed between the two countries. He said he was ready to consider. National Mouthpiece KCNA reported.

In another statement on September 25, Kim Yo-jong called on South Korea to abandon “hostile police” and “double trading standards.”

On September 26, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification called her statement “meaningful,” but urged North Korea to restore dormant communications channels before arranging negotiations between rivals. North Korea is not responding.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Mimi Nguyen Lee


Mimi Nguyen Ly is an Australian-based reporter. She covers world news with a focus on US news. Contact her at [email protected].