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World Japan condemns North Korea’s ballistic missile launch as ‘outrageous’ and a ‘threat’ to the region

09:55  15 september  2021
09:55  15 september  2021 Source:   cnbc.com

N.Korea says it tested new railway-borne missile system to strike 'threatening forces'

  N.Korea says it tested new railway-borne missile system to strike 'threatening forces' N.Korea says it tested new railway-borne missile system to strike 'threatening forces'SEOUL (Reuters) -The missiles fired by North Korea on Wednesday were a test of a new "railway-borne missile system" designed as a potential counter-strike to any forces that threaten the country, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday.

North Korea ' s latest missile tests come as top officials from China and the South hold talks. This is Pyongyang's second projectile launch this week, the South Korean military has said. North Korea ' s state media described a test earlier this month as a "strategic weapon of great significance". Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called the missile launch " outrageous " and condemned it as a threat to peace and security in the region . China's top diplomat in Seoul. The launch came as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with his South Korean counterpart. Wang also met with South Korean

" North Korea fired two unidentified ballistic missiles from its central inland region toward the east coast, and intelligence authorities of South Korea and the United States are conducting detailed analysis for further information," South Korea ' s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement. Japan 's Coast Guard also reported an object that could be a ballistic missile was fired from North Korea that landed outside it exclusive economic zone. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called the missile launch " outrageous ", and strongly condemned the action as a threat to peace and

  • North Korea launched ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday — two days after test firing cruise missiles.
  • The move was condemned by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
  • Japan's Suga said the missile launch is "simply outrageous" and is a "threat to the peace and security" of the region.
a group of people posing for the camera: People watch a news program reporting on a parade marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of North Korea held in Pyongyang, at a railway station in Seoul on September 9, 2021. © Provided by CNBC People watch a news program reporting on a parade marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of North Korea held in Pyongyang, at a railway station in Seoul on September 9, 2021.

North Korea launched ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday, prompting condemnation from Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

Japan, US, S Korea discuss N Korea day after missile launch

  Japan, US, S Korea discuss N Korea day after missile launch TOKYO (AP) — Senior diplomats from Japan, the United States and South Korea gathered Tuesday in Tokyo to discuss North Korea's missile and nuclear development a day after Pyongyang announced it successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles, suggesting advancement of its military capabilities. The three-way meeting included U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim, South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk prepare to attend their trilateral meeting on North Korea's issues at Foreign Ministry Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 n Tokyo.

North Korea has reportedly test-fired a middle-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan , drawing strong condemnation from its neighbors, Japan and South Korea . The launch comes as the US-China summit is about to kick off in Florida. Dave Benham saying in the aftermath of the firing that it is “fully committed” to cooperate with Japan and South Korea “to maintain security.” Denouncing the launch as “a brute challenge to a number of decisions by the UN Security Council on the nuclear and missile provocations of North Korea ,” the country’ s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Cho June-hyuck

North Korea ' s latest ballistic missile test has been widely condemned . South Korea and US officials said the missile , launched on Saturday night, flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km (300 miles). Japan 's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, standing next to Mr Trump on a visit to the United States, said the test was "absolutely intolerable". United Nations resolutions forbid North Korea from carrying out ballistic missile tests - part of wider efforts to prevent it becoming a fully nuclear-armed power.

It came two days after the reclusive North test fired cruise missiles.

South Korea's military said two rounds of unidentified ballistic missiles were fired into the open waters of the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, according to NBC News.

Japan's Suga condemned the missile launch as "simply outrageous" and said it was a "threat to the peace and security" of the region.


Video: North Korea tests new Cruise missile (TODAY)

"It is in violation of UN Security Council resolution, and I strongly protest and condemn this," he said outside his office, adding that the government will continue to monitor the area.

"We will work closely with the U.S., South Korea, and other concerned nations to resolutely protect the lives of our citizens and their peaceful lives," the prime minister said.

North Korea's latest ballistic missile test appeared to involve firing missiles out of train

  North Korea's latest ballistic missile test appeared to involve firing missiles out of train North Korean state media said the "railway mobile missile system is an effective counter-striking means" and can "deal a heavy blow" to enemy forces.The test was carried out by the Railway Mobile Missile Regiment and was a kind of proof-of-concept evaluation of the practicality of the "railway mobile missile system," North Korean state media reported, noting that the system was "deployed for the first time for action" during this test.

The United Nations condemned North Korea ' s " outrageous " firing of a ballistic missile over Japan , demanding that the isolated country halts its weapons program but holding back on any threat of new sanctions. "The current ballistic rocket launching drill like a real war is the first step of the military operation of the KPA in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam," KCNA quoted Kim as saying. KPA stands for the Korean People's Army. North Korea this month threatened to fire four missiles into the sea near Guam, home to a major U.S. military presence after President Donald

North Korea successfully launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday morning, the country’ s state television reported. The missile flew more than 930km, according to the South Korean military. The US military tracked the projectile – adjudged to be a single, land-based intermediate range ballistic missile – for 37 minutes before it fell in the Sea of Japan . "The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) assessed that the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America," the US military' s Pacific Command said in a statement.

The Joint Chief of Staffs of South Korea said local and U.S. intelligence services are conducting detailed analysis.

South Korea will be holding an emergency meeting over the ballistic missile launch on Wednesday afternoon, NBC reported.

"President Moon Jae In was immediately briefed about NK's launch of the unidentified projectile... [and] will be convening the National Security Council meeting with its standing committee members upon returning from his outdoor schedules today," said Park Kyung-mi, the presidential spokesperson in a text briefing.

The missile launches come during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Seoul, and may make Beijing appear "unwilling or unable to restrain Pyongyang," according to Leif-Eric Easley, a professor at Ewha University in Seoul.

He added that the missile tests contradict international hopes for dialogue, and North Korea is continuing to develop missiles, driven by security strategy and technical factors.

Satellite images reveal North Korea expanding facility used to produce weapons-grade uranium .
New satellite images obtained by CNN reveal North Korea is expanding a key facility capable of enriching uranium for nuclear weapons, renovations that likely indicate the country plans to significantly ramp-up production at this once-dormant site in the near future, according to experts who analyzed the photos. © Maxar/Middlebury Institute of International Studies A satellite image taken on September 14, 2021 shows construction underway at a North Korean uranium enrichment plant.

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