Washington: The United States (US) has called the ballistic missile fired by North Korea into the East Sea an attempt to destabilize the Korean peninsula. It has also been said by the US that this is a direct violation of the proposal passed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
The statement issued by the US said that such an action would increase tensions in the entire region and at the same time send a wrong message to the international world. A ban on North Korea will be considered in an important meeting of the United Nations (UN).
The South Korea News Agency, quoting an email from the US Department of Defense, wrote that the US has reiterated its commitment to the security of Korea and Japan. It states that North Korea illegally operates nuclear and ballistic missile programs. North Korea's chief Kim's move remains a threat to international peace and security. Apart from this, it is also against the policies not to promote nuclear weapons.
North Korea tested its new Tactical Guided Missile last week. These were short-range ballistic missiles. This is also confirmed in the statements issued from North Korea. US President Joe Biden has warned the US and all its allies that North Korea should react to escalating tensions in this way. They have said that they have discussed this with all their partner countries.
A cruise missile was fired by North Korea. This missile landed in the sea near the maritime border with Japan. However, the test of the cruise missile is beyond the scope of sanctions imposed by the United Nations (UN).
North Korea has tested a ballistic missile after a gap of about one year. This new North Korean missile can carry about two and a half tons of explosives. The Academy of Defense Science has described this test as a complete success. The missile reportedly carried out an accurate attack on its target about 600 km away.