North Korea with their 14th ballistic missile test of the year…
Neighbours of North Korea puts pressure on them as well as the United States as North Korea launches ballistic missiletest for the fourteenth time this year.
North Korea has laid-off ballistic missile towards its east coast, according to South Korea’s military, about a week after the North aforesaid it might develop its nuclear capabilities “at the fastest achievable speed”.
Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it detected the launch at about 12:03pm (03:03 GMT) from the Sunan space of capital of North Korea. Japan’s Coast Guard also reported the launch and said it could be a ballistic missile.
The JCS said the missile flew 470 kilometres at a top altitude of 780 km and speed of Mach 11.
The launch is the North Korea’s fourteenth weapons check this year, and comes right after the sworn in of the newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol. Pyongyang last month tested its 1st intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) since 2017,
The Joint Chiefs of Staff urged Pyongyang to instantly stop the ballistic missile tests, which is said to have violated UN Security Council resolutions and a “grave threat” that undermines peace on the Korean Peninsula and beyond.
“Our military is tracing and monitoring connected movements to position against the likelihood of a further launch, and it is maintaining a full readiness stance,” the JCS said in a text message sent to reporters.
NK News, a media outlet dedicated to North Korea, said it had gotten photographs displaying a plume of white smoke against a blue sky showing a vertical trajectory.
Last week, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un promised to speed up the development of his country’s nuclear weapon as he watched a massive military parade to mark the anniversary of the founding of the army.
Yoon is expected to take a more combative approach to the North than his predecessor Moon Jae-in.