World Rare alarm triggered: Kim Jong un Feuert Ballistic rocket towards Japan

10:00  04 october  2022
10:00  04 october  2022 Source:   ksta.de

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Kim Jong Un has provided panic in Japan with an unannounced rocket test. According to the South Korean military, a ballistic medium -range rocket flew over the Japanese architectural group on Tuesday (local time) towards the Japanese Sea (Korean: Ostianan), as reported by the Yonhap South Korean news agency.

Nordkoreas Diktator Kim Jong Un auf einem TV-Bildschirm in Japan. © AFP North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un on a TV screen in Japan.

, according to the South Korean military, it is North Korea's first start of a medium -range rocket for over eight months. Accordingly, the rocket was launched in the northern North Korean province of Jagang near the border with China. According to the first estimates, the rocket reached a distance of 4500 kilometers and a maximum flight height of around 970 kilometers.

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South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol spoke of a "ruthless" provocation and called on to take "corresponding measures", as Yonhap reported. Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called North Korea's rocket test "outrageous". Cabinet chief Hirokazu Matsuno also spoke of an "immediate threat" for the region and the global community.

It was the first time in almost five years that a North Korean rocket flew over the Japanese island group. According to Japanese information, the rocket landed around 3000 kilometers east of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. According to Japan's Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada, it is the broadest horizontal removal of North Korea's rocket.

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rocket alarm triggered

The start triggered a rare public rocket alarm that asked the residents of the North Japanese island of Hokaido and the Aomori Prefecture at the northern tip of the Japanese main island of Honshu to search for protection in their houses, as the Kyodo news agency reported.

UN Resolutions prohibit North Korea the testing of ballistic rockets of any range, which can also promote a nuclear warhead depending on the type. Most recently, North Korea tested two ballistic short -range missiles on Saturday - that was the fourth rocket shot within a week.

tensions between North Korea and the USA

The recently heaped rocket tests of North Korea are also assessed by experts in response to the recently held Seemanöver South Korean and US forces. The aircraft carrier "USS Ronald Reagan" also took part in the four -day naval exercises. It was the first posting of a US aircraft carrier to South Korea for almost four years.

North Korea regularly accuses the United States to prepare an attack with South Korea through its military maneuvers - which is contested by both countries. The tensions in the region have increased significantly this year after a series of tests with nuclear weapon -capable rockets. In addition, the country is said to be deprived of a ballistic submarine rocket and possibly also its first nuclear test since 2017.

The Parliament in North Korea also passed a law on state nuclear policy in early September. Among other things, this provides for the use of nuclear weapons not only in the event of an attack by enemy forces, but also in the impending attack on the leadership in Pyongyang. The country is subject to hard international sanctions because of its nuclear weapons program. (MBR/dpa)

“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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