The release comes hours after Pyongyang's foreign minister Choe Son-hui warned against taking “fiercer” military action against Washington and its allies as a result of the dialogue with Tokyo and Seoul
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Kim Jong-un's regime fired a missile into the Sea of Japan, following US moves on the Korean peninsula. (REUTERS)
North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on Thursday, just hours after the North Korean foreign minister threatened to “give a fiercer response” to US moves to strengthen its deterrent power on the Korean peninsula.
“Our army captured a short-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea into the East Sea (the name given to the Sea of Japan in both Koreas) from Wonsan province. Gangwon, around 10:48 local time on Thursday, November 17,” the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.
< p class="paragraph">This launch coincides with the visit of the president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, to neighboring South Koreaand it occurs after the Kim Jong-un regime fired some thirty missiles at the beginning of November in response to large air maneuvers by Seoul and Washington , which has increased tension in the region.
The essay also comes just hours after the North Korean foreign minister, Choe Son-hui< /b>, warned against taking fierce military actions against the United States and its allies as a result of the dialogue with Japan and South Korea.
The essay also comes just hours after the North Korean Foreign Minister, Choe Son-hui, warned against taking “fiercer” military actions against the United States and its allies as a result of the dialogue with Japan and South Korea. (REUTERS)
Last Sunday the leaders of the three countries, Yoon Suk-yeol, Fumio Kishida, and Joe Biden, agreed to take “decisive action” to achieve the complete denuclearization of North Korea and exhibited their commitment to strengthen the so-called “extended deterrence”.
Enhanced or extended deterrence consists of sending US strategic assets to and around the Korean Peninsula in a “coordinated manner and when necessary” based on Northern regime actions >.
The tension on the peninsula is reaching unprecedented levels amid repeated tests of North Korean weapons, the maneuvers of the allies and the possibility that, as indicated by satellites, the Kim Jong-un regime is already ready to carry out its first nuclear test since 2017.
Last Sunday the leaders of the three countries, Yoon Suk-yeol, Fumio Kishida, and Joe Biden, agreed to take “decisive measures” to achieve the complete denuclearization of North Korea and exhibited their commitment to strengthen the so-called “extended deterrence.” ”.
North Korea's Foreign Affairs Minister has warned that her country will take viercious military action against the United States and its allies.< /p>
“The more enthusiastic the United States is about the enhanced offer of extended deterrence to its allies and the more it intensifies military activities of provocation and show-off on the Korean Peninsula and in the region, the more The military reaction will be fierce,” North Korean Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui said in a statement.
In this sense, Choe warned that Pyongyang's response will pose a threat “more serious, realistic, and inevitable for the United States and its vassal forces.”
(With information from EFE)