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World North Korea fires ballistic rocket again - Japan calls residents to evacuate on

07:30  04 october  2022
07:30  04 october  2022 Source:   dw.com

North Korea fires second ballistic missile into sea ahead of VP Harris visit to Seoul

  North Korea fires second ballistic missile into sea ahead of VP Harris visit to Seoul North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles into the sea this weekend. The launches come days before joint drills between the U.S. and South Korean militaries.Kim Jong Un's regime fired its first missile off of its east coast on Saturday as the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier entered the region. The country frequently uses missile tests as a show of force. Harris will visit Seoul later this week as the U.S. and South Korean militaries hold joint drills.

Japan after the shooting of a ballistic rocket from North Korea, the residents in the northeast of its country called for evacuation. "North Korea seems to have shot down a rocket. Please evacuate into buildings or basement rooms," the government said in a warning on Tuesday. Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida described the incident as a "act of violence". The South Korean General Staff confirmed the increase in military readiness.

Japan hat nach dem Abschuss einer ballistischen Rakete aus Nordkorea die Bewohner im Nordosten seines Landes zur Evakuierung aufgerufen. Japans Ministerpräsident Fumio Kishida bezeichnete den Vorfall als © Anthony Wallace Japan called the residents in the northeast of its country for evacuation after shooting a ballistic rocket from North Korea. Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida described the incident as a "act of violence". The South Korean General Staff confirmed the increase in military readiness.

North Korea had fired "a ballistic rocket towards the east around 07.22 a.m.), Japan's government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno said to journalists. The details would still be examined. However, nobody was injured in the shooting, he said.

U.S., S. Korea start joint naval drills after North Korean missile launch

  U.S., S. Korea start joint naval drills after North Korean missile launch The United States and South Korea kicked off four days of joint naval exercises on Monday, one day after North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the sea.The drills, which are the first of their kind in five years, feature the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and its strike group. The vessels arrived in the southeastern port city of Busan on Friday amid ongoing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

The South Korean military confirmed the incident. It announced that they had discovered "a suspected ballistic medium-range rocket" that "started" from the Mupyong-Ri area in the province of Jagang and flew over Japan in an easterly direction ". The South Korean General Staff said that the military would "maintain full willingness to work closely with the United States and to increase surveillance and vigilance".

on Tuesday morning (local time) Japan's J-Alert rocket warning system was activated-a rather rare process so far. The warning message was displayed on the screens of the state broadcaster NHK. NHK reported that the warning applies to two northern regions of the country. The Japanese coast guard later said that the rocket had apparently crashed over the Pacific. She warned ships against approaching down objects.

North Korea fires apparent ballistic missile over Japan: Ministry of Defense

  North Korea fires apparent ballistic missile over Japan: Ministry of Defense The government of South Korea confirmed that the Japanese government warned citizens to take shelter. The missile likely flew over Japan, but it is still unknown whether the missile fell into the sea. A U.S. defense official confirmed to ABC News that North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday local time but didn't offer other specifics. © Eugene Hoshiko/AP A TV shows J-Alert or National Early Warning System to the Japanese residents in Tokyo, Oct. 4, 2022, in Tokyo.

The Japanese government condemned the North Korean rocket test as "act of violence" after "ballistic rockets have been shot down recently," said Japan's head of government Fumio Kishida.

"If Pyongyang had fired a rocket over Japan, that would be a significant escalation of the latest provocations," said Leif-Eric Easley from EWHA University in Seoul. According to the political scientist, the government in North Korea is working on the development of weapons such as "tactical nuclear explosive heads and submarine-supported ballistic rockets" as "part of a long-term strategy to put South Korea in a arming and to drive wedges between the US allies". A few days ago, North Korea had fired ballistic rockets a few days ago. A few hours before the third rocket shot, US Vice President Kamala Harris visited the neighboring state of South Korea.

Washington and Seoul are close allies. Around 28,500 US soldiers are stationed in South Korea. Last week, the South Korean and the US Marine held a large-scale military exercise. South Korea, Japan and the United States also started for the first time in five years in five years.

South Korea and the United States fear that Pyongyang could make a nuclear weapon test for the first time since 2017. According to South Korean and US officials, this could happen shortly after the upcoming party congress of China on October 16.

The largely isolated Asian country has tested six times since 2006, most recently in 2017. As a result of this nuclear weapon test, the UN Security Council had so far been able to agree on sanctions against Pyongyang. According to diplomats,

North Korea has atomic bombs and ballistic rockets, but has so far not managed to bring these two technologies together.

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“Send strict warning”: North Korea simulates South Korea with nuclear weapons .
North Korea, with its latest series of rocket tests, has accordingly simulated the fire with tactical nuclear weapons. As the state news agency KCNA reported on Monday, the rocket tests should, among other things, pretend the shelling of airfields in South Korea and "send a strict warning to the enemy". North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un had the weapon tests, where nuclear explosive head dummies were also used, personally attended.

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