North Korea launches new short-range projectiles for the third time in just over a week, an act that “poses no threat” to Washington
Nothing hinders the military power of North Korea. Or that is what its leader, Kim Jong Un, intends to demonstrate, who is chesting the threats in the form of economic sanctions imposed by the United States in the face of recent displays of dominance. And it is that, for the third time in just over a week, Pyongyang has launched two new missiles into the East Sea. On this occasion, the devices have been short-range.
The projectiles, which flew about 430 kilometers before impact, were launched this Friday from the town of Uiju, in North Pyongan province, near the border with China. The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles reached a top speed of Mach 6, or six times the speed of sound. Apparently, Pyongyang “fired the missiles at fixed targets in a series of test launches to improve the accuracy of the short-range projectiles it possesses,” the same sources added.
Seoul regretted the events and pointed out that these shots “do not help to stabilize” the situation on the peninsula. The US Indo-Pacific Command stressed that although “it does not pose an immediate threat to US personnel or territory or to our allies, the launch of the missile underscores the destabilizing impact of North Korea’s illegal weapons program.”
After the sanctions announced by Washington, from the Kim Jong Un regime they warned that the American giant “speaks of diplomacy and dialogue but resorts to the policy of isolating and suffocating us.” Pyongyang defended that “increasing national defense capacity is a legitimate right of a sovereign state.”
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