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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North provocative ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday. and South Korean militaries detected the missile launch from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
It travelled 3,700 kilometres (2,300 miles) as it passed over the Japanese island of Hokkaido before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean. It was the country longest ever test flight of a ballistic missile.
The North has confirmed the missile as an intermediate range Hwasong 12, the same model launched over Japan on Aug. 29.
Under Kim watch, North Korea has maintained a torrid pace in weapons tests, including its most powerful nuclear test to date on Sept. mainland when perfected. and its allies in Asia. city to protect them.
The KCNA said Kim expressed great satisfaction over the launch, which he said verified the efficiency and reliability of the missile and the success of efforts to increase its power.
While the English version of the report was less straightforward, the Korean version quoted Kim as declaring the missile as operationally ready. He vowed to complete his nuclear weapons program in the face of strengthening international sanctions, the agency said.
Photos published by North Korea state media showed the missile being fired from a truck mounted launcher and a smiling Kim clapping and raising his fist while celebrating from an observation point. It was the first time North Korea showed the missile being launched directly from a vehicle, which experts said indicated confidence about the mobility and reliability of the system. In previous tests, North Korea used trucks to transport and erect the Hwasong 12s,
but moved the missiles on separate firing tables before launching them. member states. cannot cope with. sanctions that have lasted for decades, the agency quoted Kim as saying. rulers dare not talk about military option for the DPRK, referring to North Korea official name, the Democratic People Republic of Korea.
He indicated that more missile tests would be forthcoming, saying that all future drills should be and practical ones for increasing the combat power of the nuclear force to establish an order in the deployment of nuclear warheads for war. Pacific island territory and military hub the North has called an base of invasion. sanctions. Ambassador Koro Bessho called the missile launch an act that is not only a threat to Japan security but a threat to the whole world.
Bessho and the British, French and Swedish ambassadors demanded that all sanctions be implemented. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said North Korea largest trading partners and closest links a clear reference to China must that they are doing everything in their power to implement the sanctions of the Security Council and to encourage the North Korean regime to change course. and EU measures to convince Pyongyang that there is no interest in an escalation, and to bring it to the negotiating table.
Friday launch followed North Korea sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3 in what it described as a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for its developmental ICBMs.
The Hwasong 12 and the Hwasong 14 were initially fired at highly lofted angles to reduce their range and avoid neighbouring countries. The two Hwasong 12 launches over Japan indicate North Korea is moving toward using angles close to operational to evaluate whether its warheads can survive the harsh conditions of atmospheric re entry and detonate properly.
While some experts believe North Korea would need to conduct more tests to confirm Hwasong 12 accuracy and reliability, Kim Jong Un latest comments indicate the country would soon move toward mass producing the missiles for operational deployment, said Kim Dong yub, an analyst at Seoul Institute for Far Eastern Studies. He also said that the North is likely planning similar test launches of its Hwasong 14 ICBM.
South Korean President Moon Jae in, a liberal who initially pushed for talks with North Korea, said its tests currently make dialogue North Korea provokes us or our allies, we have the strength to smash the attempt at an early stage and inflict a level of damage it would be impossible to recover from, said Moon,
who ordered his military to conduct a live fire ballistic missile drill in response to the North Korean launch.