North Korea confirms another missile test

North Korea confirms another missile test

On Saturday, January 15th, state media said North Korea fired two short-range missiles from a train. These experiments are organized for “Verification and Judgment of Mastery of Railroad Regiment Work Procedures”The official Pyongyang news agency KCNA said.

Friday launch “Demonstrated great maneuverability and a high success rate”According to the Korean Central News Agency. Discussions were held “On the creation of a nationwide railway missile operating system”Agency adds.

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The shooting took place at 2:41 pm and 2:52 pm local time (6:41 am and 6:52 am Paris time) and the missiles traveled 432 kilometers at an altitude of 36 kilometers to the east. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Korean peninsula.

” To be noticed “

This is the third weapons test organized by Pyongyang since the beginning of the year, despite new US sanctions. The launch followed Washington’s decision Wednesday to impose new financial sanctions on five North Korean nationals, after previous tests of missiles described as hypersonic. The first is on January 5 then again, It was personally supervised by leader Kim Jong Un on January 11.

While Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said North Korea might try” To be noticed “ With this series of missile strikes, Pyongyang accused the United States of fomenting the flames “intentionally” posture.

Dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington remains at a dead end after talks between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump failed in 2019.

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