The series of missile tests is one of the largest ever launched North Korea Within a month, analysts say the country will begin 2022 with a dazzling display of new operational weapons.
Leaders of Collective Staff South Korea The JCS said it had detected the launch of two ballistic missiles at 8 a.m. local time from the Hamhang area on the east coast. North Korea. The JCS added that the missiles traveled a distance of about 190 km to an altitude of 20 km.
A North Korea Announced this month that it was stepping up its defense against To us It considers the resumption of “all suspended operations” to explicitly state the self-imposed ban on testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.
The launch ceremony followed North Korea Two ships fired missiles into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, further fueling tensions over the tests.
At the beginning of the month, the North Korea Tactical guidance missiles, capable of maneuvering at high speeds after launching two “hypersonic missiles”, and a train missile system.
“Kim Jong Un’s regime is building an impressive diversity of offensive weapons despite limited resources and economic challenges,” said Leif-Eric Easley, a professor of international affairs at Ewha University in Seoul.
Some experiments seek to develop new capabilities, particularly those capable of avoiding missile defense, while other missiles attempt to demonstrate the readiness and versatility of missiles. North Korea Has already been highlighted, he said.
“Some observers have already suggested that the Kim regime’s frequent launches have attracted attention, but Pyongyang is working hard to regard it as an arms race against Seoul,” Easley said.
In his address to the United Nations-sponsored Disarmament Conference on Tuesday, the Ambassador North Korea At the United Nations in Geneva, Hon Dae Chang made the accusation To us Promoting hundreds of “joint combat exercises” and sending high-tech offensive military equipment South Korea And strategic nuclear weapons for the region.
“This poses a serious threat to the security of our state,” Han said.
A U.S. State Department spokesman has condemned the missiles for violating several UN Security Council resolutions and threatening the United States’ neighbors. North Korea And to the international community.
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