Breaking News


Header Ads Widget

Missile launch: Kim Jong-un warned Seoul and Washington

Pyongyang on August 6 conducted demonstration launches of tactical guided missiles of a new type. Missile launch: Kim Jong-un warned Seoul and Washington

Missile launch: Kim Jong-un warned Seoul and Washington

Pyongyang on August 6 conducted demonstration launches of tactical guided missiles of a new type, which were personally led by the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un. This launch was already the fifth in recent years. "Gazeta website" dealt with the details of the new tests.

“Two tactical missiles launched from the country's western operational airfield flew over the metropolitan area and the central inner region of our country, and they hit the target on an island in the Sea of ​​Japan,” the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (CTAC) said in a statement. It is noted that the launch "confirmed" the reliability, safety and effectiveness of the new tactical missile system.

In addition, the launch was "an opportunity to warn the US and South Korean authorities conducting joint military exercises."

The Rehab Agency, citing the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea, noted that the DPRK launched two short-range ballistic missiles. According to them, they were released at 5.24 and 5.36 (23.24 and 23.36 Moscow time) from the southwestern district of Quil in the province of Hwange. Missiles flew about 450 km at an altitude of about 37 km, the speed of products was M - 6.9.

This launch was already the fifth in recent years.
Previous launches occurred on July 25 and 31, August 1 and 2. The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Korea said that "South Korean and American intelligence believes that these short-range missiles have similar aerodynamic characteristics to those that were tested on July 25." The KNSH emphasizes that the military of the two countries "monitor the situation and remain alert in the event of new launches." They also continue to analyze data in order to accurately determine the type of these North Korean missiles.
As previously reported by “website source” , in Seoul has already discovered the similarity of missiles launched by the DPRK with the Russian Iskander operational-tactical missile systems.
After testing on July 25, the Ministry of Defense of South Korea announced the coincidence of flight paths of North Korean products with the flight profile of Iskander missiles. If conventional short-range missiles fly strictly along a ballistic trajectory, then the products of the Russian Iskander tactical complex energetically manoeuvre throughout the difficult-to-predict flight path. The Iskander rocket is especially active in maneuvering at the start and end sections of the flight. At the latter, it approaches a target with high (20-30 units) overload, which makes it less vulnerable to missile defense. It is precisely these signs of the behaviour of the new Kim Jong-un missiles that were recorded by South Korean means of tracking.
According to the results of the tests, Kim Jong-un, who observed them, said that the missile launches "became an opportunity to send a warning in connection with the joint military exercises", which are currently being conducted by South Korea and the United States.
The UN Security Council requires the DPRK to stop developing and launching any ballistic missiles under the threat of tougher sanctions. At the same time, Pyongyang itself does not agree with this requirement. However, earlier the DPRK authorities voluntarily committed themselves not to test long-range ballistic missiles.
Seoul and Washington began a joint command post exercise on August 5. They include testing the actions of the command and the armed forces through computer simulations. The main objective of the exercises is to prepare the Headquarters for crisis management and assess the readiness of the Republic of Korea to carry out operational control of its troops in wartime. It is reported by TASS.
Earlier, the DPRK Foreign Ministry said that exercises could prevent Pyongyang from making progress in relations with the United States and South Korea and begin to look for a different path. The agency promised that they would "pay a high price" if they continued to ignore the DPRK warnings.
At the same time, the attitude in the United States towards negotiations with Kim Jong-un is very ambiguous. In particular, Website Source recently wrote about this, at the second series of presidential debates in Detroit on July 31, candidates from the Democratic Party criticized US President Donald Trump for his "attempts to pacify the North Korean dictator."
In particular, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and House of Representatives Tim Ryan from Ohio expressed their views on the negotiations between Donald Trump and DPRK senior leader Kim Jong Un.
Ryan accused the president of the United States of not having a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He stated that the head of the White House gave the dictator “global authority”. And this happened, in his opinion, without any real benefit to Washington.
“Diplomacy is a long and tedious job,” he said. - Much in this area is being done outside the lenses of television cameras. And as president, you must keep an eye on this, and be very disciplined every day. “Do not follow Kim Jong-un’s case, thereby providing the dictator with enormous foreign policy preferences.”
Nevertheless, the United States intends to return to negotiations on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in the next two weeks, the US strategy on this issue has not changed, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“The strategy of President Trump and his administration on the North Korean issue has not changed. Our efforts are aimed at achieving the complete and irrevocable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. We hope that in the coming weeks we will return to the negotiating table, ”he said. His words are quoted by RIA Novosti.
Pompeo added that the United States has not changed its position on this issue in connection with the recent launches by Pyongyang.
“We are observing the actions they [the North Korean authorities] are taking in North Korea. Obviously, nuclear weapons tests did not take place, long-range missiles were not launched. These are two good things. Now our task is to work on the implementation of what our two leaders agreed on last June in Singapore. We are fully focused on this, we plan to return to negotiations in the next two weeks, ”the US Secretary of State added.
“It is unlikely that Kim Jong-un will ever give up the implementation of his nuclear missile program and go on the denuclearization of the northern part of the Korean Peninsula,”
- told “” the ex-deputy chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Valery Zaparenko.
According to the military leader, without rockets and special ammunition, the value of Kim Jong-un as a political leader will become if not equal to zero, then rapidly depreciate.

Post a Comment