North Korea stresses defensive nature of missile test | News
The North Korean Foreign Ministry assured this Friday that the recent development of new type of weapons does not target any specific country or force, nor did it violate regional security, regarding the third missile launched in nine days.
North Korea launches an unidentified missile
According to the ministry, the launch of missiles aims to modernize the defensive potential, which is a legitimate right of a sovereign state and which the North Koreans will never give up.
Through a spokesman, the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) described as deplorable the unilateral restrictive measures announced by the Government of the United States (USA), considered them a provocation and pointed out that with this the House Blanca will only aggravate the situation.
#Korea of the North today rejected new sanctions imposed by #USA and warned of stronger and more explicit actions if Washington maintains its “confrontational posture”
According to reports, the country carried out a new missile test today, the 3rd in nine days pic.twitter.com/j30VQQZB2Z
– Iramsy Peraza (@IramsyteleSUR)
January 14, 2022
“This fact is an obvious and logical bandit provocation. It also shows that although the current US administration talks so much about diplomacy and dialogue, it stubbornly resorts to the policy of isolation and crushing of the DPRK,” said the North Korean diplomatic spokesman.
In addition, he warned that if Washington “is so obstinate in its conflictive position, we will be forced to undertake a stronger and more forceful reaction.”
For its part, the White House announced punitive measures to deal with the six launches that Pyongyang has carried out since last September.
In February 2019, a summit was held in Vietnam where North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and former president Donald Trump discussed the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and rapprochement between the two Koreas, but the meeting was unsuccessful.