North Korea tests ballistic missile.
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North Korea has said that it test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ‘Hwasongpho-17’ on Thursday to send a ‘stern warning’ to the US and South Korea. North Korea once again described the ongoing war exercise between the US and South Korea as a provocative activity. It has been said that ‘both the countries are provoking it by organizing aggressive maneuvers on a large scale’. Explain that North Korea has tested an ICBM missile named Hwasongfo-17.
North Korea’s official news agency KCNA said, ‘A highly temporary security environment is being created on the Korean Peninsula through the frenzied, provocative and aggressive maneuvers of the US and South Korea. The situation has worsened due to this. It is against DPRK. In view of this, the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea tested the ICBM Hwasongfo-17 on 16 March.
Weapon testing for the third time in a month
North Korea Korea has tested a weapon for the third time within a month. Earlier in February also the ICBM weapon was tested. The statement of the South Korean army has also come on the test of this missile. South Korea’s military said the ICBM flew into the eastern waters of the Korean peninsula after being launched from North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, at about 7:10 a.m. According to the statement, the ICBM traveled a distance of about 1,000 kilometers before landing in the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
Meanwhile, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida began summit talks in Tokyo on Thursday. The summit is being held between the two countries for the first time after more than a decade. “North Korea will pay the price for its reckless provocations,” Kishida said before leaving for Tokyo.
Cruise missiles were fired on Sunday
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles in a launch on Tuesday after South Korea and the United States began their biggest military drills in five years, according to South Korea’s military. Earlier on Sunday, Pyongyang fired two strategic cruise missiles from a submarine in apparent protest of US-South Korea military drills. The US-South Korea military drills, known as Freedom Shield, began on Monday and will continue for 10 days. Allies have said that the Freedom Shield exercise focuses on the “changing security environment” due to North Korea’s redoubled aggression.
Earlier also the dictator’s minister had warned
The military exercise between the US and South Korea is going on from March 13 to March 23. Even before it started, North Korean dictator Kim Jong’s minister Kim Son Gyeong had given a big warning to America and South Korea. Kim had said that such “irresponsible actions” would lead the regional situation to a “very critical and uncontrollable stage”. It is regrettable that the UN has remained steadfastly silent on the exercises, which have a “clearly invasive nature”.
Hwasong-17 missile was revealed for the first time in 2017
The missile (ICBM) fired on Thursday reached an altitude of 6200 km and recorded a range of 1080 km. This shows that this is the giant Hwasong-17 missile that first appeared in front of the world in the DPRK military parade in October 2020. North Korea also has the Hwasong-15 ICBM.