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A rocket carrying the Malligyong-1 spy satellite in this photo obtained by Reuters on November 21, 2023. (File photo)

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North Korea threatened on Saturday to shoot down United States spy satellites in response to “any attack” against its own satellite, which has been in orbit for ten days.

Pyongyang said such an operation would be considered a declaration of war, the official KCNA news agency reported.

This statement comes after a US official explained that Washington has various reversible and irreversible means to deprive an adversary of its space capabilities and to counter them.

This adversary could be North Korea, which succeeded in putting its first spy satellite into orbit at the end of October after two unsuccessful tests in May and August.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches the launch of a rocket carrying a Malligyong-1 spy satellite to North Korea in this photo obtained by Reuters on November 21, 2023.

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If the United States tries to violate the legitimate territory of a sovereign state, then Pyongyang will consider taking self-defense measures to weaken or destroy the viability of American spy satellites, a spokesperson warned. word from the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Any military operation against Pyongyang's satellite considered imminent will lead the regime to use its means of deterrence of war.

This reclusive country has nuclear weapons.

Since the successful launch of its first satellite, North Korea has ensured that it has observed important American and South Korean military sites and even Rome.

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Many people watched live as the last North Korean satellite was put into orbit, despite UN bans on the use of such technologies by this country.

She did not, however, communicate any images that would have been taken by Malligyong-1.< /p>

According to Seoul, Russia helped North Korea successfully launch its spy satellite.

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