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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

North Korea has claimed to have tested a new rocket launcher on Saturday. The maneuver had been used large-caliber multiple rocket launcher, reported the state news agency KCNA. The missiles were fired at the open sea.

Kim Jong Un supervised the exercises on the eastern coast. South Korea had previously reacted alarmingly to the rocket launches.

The government in Seoul called on North Korea to end all steps that could lead to a military escalation on the peninsula.

The statements from the South were among the sharpest since both states had embarked on a reconciliation course at the beginning of last year.

A spokeswoman for the US Presidential Office said, “We are aware of North Korea’s actions.” The situation is under consideration.

US president Donald Trump in a tweet, did not comment on the rocket launches and instead wrote: “I trust that Kim Jong Un fully realizes North Korea’s great economic potential and does nothing to jeopardize or end it.”

Trump demanded Kim nuclear disarmament of the country and halt rocket program. However, no agreement was reached at two summits.

Tensions have worsened since then. In mid-April, Kim had openly shown up for a third meeting with Trump. Condition is that America with the right attitude to participate.

Communist North Korea is being sanctioned internationally for its nuclear and missile programs. According to analysts, North Korea is currently trying to put pressure on the United States by demonstrating military activity.

“It is a message that the country could return to its previous confrontation course if the deadlock is not resolved,” said Yang Uk of the Korea Defense and Security Forum.

According to findings of South Korean military, North Korea fired the projectiles from the coastal town of Wonsan to the northeast.

They would have traveled a distance of 70 to 200 kilometers. Together with American authorities, details of the incident would now be analyzed. North Korea last fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in November 2017.

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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