Pyongyang. North Korea has once again tested long-range cruise missiles. North Korea’s news agency Korean Central News Agency said on Monday that the missile was developed in two years and tested on Saturday and Sunday. This cruise missile hit its targets 1500 km away with precision.
This claim has been made at a time when its talks with the US on nuclear weapons are stalled. During this, this country is engaged on increasing its military capabilities. North Korea has again challenged the US by testing a new missile. Recently North Korea also celebrated its 73rd Foundation Day.
According to the information, during the tests of these missiles with a range of 1500 km, the missiles covered a distance of 1500 km (930 mi) in 7,580 seconds before hitting their target. However, according to the government report, Kim Jong was not present on the occasion.
North Korea has described its new missiles as a “strategic weapon of great importance”. In this way, these missiles fulfill the call of Kim Jong Un to strengthen the country’s military power. This simply means that these missiles are being prepared with the intention of being used with nuclear weapons.
Kim resolved to prepare modern weapons
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said its military was analyzing North Korean launches based on US and South Korean intelligence. Indeed, during a congress of the ruling Workers’ Party in January, Kim Jong Un pledged to strengthen his nuclear capability in the face of US sanctions and pressure. During this, Kim released a long list of producing long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear powered submarines, spy satellites and strategic nuclear weapons.
Talks between the US and North Korea have been closed since 2019
Talks between the US and North Korea on suspending nuclear and ballistic missile programs have been stalled since 2019. Despite these stalled talks, North Korea is moving forward on its missile program. KCNS quoted Pak Jong Chon, a member of the Workers’ Party’s politburo, as saying that Kim was not present during the test.
Testing to meet demands from Washington and Seoul
North Korea says it is conducting nuclear and missile programs to counter US and South Korean enmity. But these programs are viewed by outside analysts from the perspective that North Korea, through its weapons programs, can get leaders in Washington and Seoul to fulfill its political demands. North Korea’s resumption of testing is an attempt to put pressure on the Biden administration over thawed diplomatic ties. The last missile tests were conducted in March this year.
America, South Korea and Japan to meet in Tokyo
The special thing is that North Korea has done this test when America, South Korea and Japan are going to meet in Tokyo. In this meeting, measures to remove the barrier on talks with North Korea are to be discussed. (with agency input)