The South Korean armed forces said on Tuesday that the North Korean regime had fired an unidentified missile into the Sea of Japan., The latest in a series of Pyongyang war tests in recent weeks.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile was fired into the sea east of the peninsula.
Nuclear weapons North Korea has tested in recent weeks as long-range naval missiles, train-launched weapons and hypersonic missiles.
Dictator Kim Jong-un, whose regime has pushed for rapid advances in its military technology, blamed the United States for tensions created by weapons tests last week., And denied hostile motives.
North Korea faces international sanctions for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programs.
The latest release coincides with the US ambassador’s call for open talks with Pyongyang.
“We will seek diplomatic channels with DPRK to enhance the security of the United States and our allies.”Chung Kim, Washington’s special envoy to North Korea, refers to the country by its official English name.
Kim Jong Un has met with former US President Donald Trump three times, saying he has prevented a war, but has not reached an agreement to end North Korea’s nuclear program.
Incumbent President Joe Biden has promised to carry out nuclear disarmament through diplomacy.
The start of the test marks the first such test in the last three weeks, although this is the fifth time since mid-September., Underscores Pyongyang’s intentions to test weapons and demonstrate military muscle at a time when the nuclear disarmament dialogue is stalled.
South Korea’s joint leaders have not yet provided further details on the introduction, according to South Korea’s Yonhap.
Also, it was launched on Tuesday after South Korea and North Korea re-established their direct contacts aimed at improving relations earlier this month.
Relations between Pyongyang and the United States in 2019 have been strained due to a stalemate in talks and Seoul’s joint military exercises with Washington.
North Korea is subject to international sanctions because of its nuclear weapons program because UN resolutions ban ballistic missile testing. It has spent many years developing missiles capable of carrying warships not only to South Korea and Japan, but also to the United States, and has declared itself a nuclear power.
(With EFE, AFP and Europa Press information)