North Korea Tests Ballistic Missile, US Criticizes Strongly

North Korea Tests Ballistic Missile

The US strongly criticizes the North Korea for conducting the Ballistic missile test in the direction of Japan’s waters on August 3. America said that it remembers its commitment to provide protection to its allies in which Japan and South Korea are included. It was also said that their protections would remain “iron-clad” against such threats.

North Korea on Wednesday conducted a mid-range ballistic missile test; the missile took off around 1000 kilometers or 620 miles and then landed in the Sea of Japan. According to the Tokyo and Seoul officials, it is one of such North’s weapons that have the longest launch.

North Korea Tests Ballistic Missile
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Julia Mason, State Department spokeswoman, said, “We are aware of reports that the Democratic People of Korea fired the ballistic missile. We are monitoring and continuing to assess the situation in close coordination with our regional allies and partners.”

She further added, “We strongly condemn this and North Korea’s other recent missile tests, which violate multiple UN Security Council Resolutions explicitly prohibiting North Korea’s launches using ballistic missile technology.”

She also said that their concerns would also be raised at UN so that DPRK would be held responsible for these challenging acts by the international resolve.

According to The US Strategic Command, two missiles were launched at the same time by the North Korea on Wednesday instead of one, and both of them were presumed Rodong intermediate range missiles, which was done around the western city of Hwangju.

North Korea Tests Ballistic Missile
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The statement of The US Strategic Command said, “Initial indication reveal one of the missiles exploded immediately after the launch, while the second was tracked over North Korea and into the Sea of Japan.”

After the launch of missiles, the prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, according to the South Korea also condemned the missile test. He said it an “outrageous act” and a serious threat.

Joint Chief of Staff of Seoul also strongly condemned this act. He said that this act of North Korea shows its intention clearly that it has become capable of attacking with missiles on South Korea along with other neighboring countries.

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