South Korea says North Korea will launch another ballistic missile into the sea

South Korean and Japanese military officials said North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the sea on Saturday, marking its ninth missile launch this year.

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) in South Korea Confirmed A ballistic missile was launched from near Sunang on the east coast of North Korea and traveled about 270 kilometers (168 miles) at a maximum altitude of 560 kilometers (348 miles), Union News told.

JCS said South Korean and US intelligence agencies are conducting a detailed analysis of the case.

Japan Defense Ministry Claim At around 8:47 am on Saturday, he detected “at least one ballistic missile” launched eastward from North Korea and estimated that it had fallen out of Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

No damage was reported from the missile launch, the ministry said.

This was North Korea’s report of its ninth missile launch this year, occurring less than a week after the nuclear-armed nation launched a suspected ballistic missile into the sea on February 27.

North Korean state media reported on Monday that the test on Sunday aimed to develop a “reconnaissance satellite” capable of capturing certain areas of the globe from space, but whether the missile was used in the test. Did not confirm.

This move has been strongly criticized by the Korean and Japanese governments.

“North Korea’s recent series of ballistic missile launches poses a serious threat not only to the international community, but also to the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula,” the South Korean military said. “We urge North Korea to stop them immediately.”

Jeffrey DeLaurentiis, Deputy Ambassador of the United States, Joint statement On Monday, the United Nations Security Council announced North Korea’s “illegal activity” on behalf of 11 countries: the United States, Albania, Brazil, France, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

Eleven countries urge all UN member states to implement all Security Council resolutions requiring North Korea to abandon its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs “in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.” did.

They also urged North Korea to participate in diplomatic negotiations and reaffirmed its readiness for dialogue.

North Korea also launched a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile on January 30. This was seen as one step closer to Pyongyang, which lifted the voluntary moratorium in testing long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Nuclear-armed nations have previously said they would consider resuming all temporarily suspended actions as the United States showed no sign of ending “hostile policies.”

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Aldgra Fredly is a Malaysia-based freelance writer featuring the Epoch Times Asia Pacific News.