North Korea has launched two rail-mounted tactical guided missiles, state media reported Saturday, despite the volley of new US sanctions, the country’s third weapons test this month. South Korean troops said they had detected two short-range ballistic missile launches on Friday afternoon, hours after accusing North Korea of ”provoking” the United States with new sanctions. The official North Korean KCNA press said.
North Korea launched its first missile from a train in September 2021. The Friday launch “showed high mobility and hit rates,” KCNA said.
“The issue was discussed to set up an appropriate railroad missile operation system nationwide,” the report added.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the Friday launch flew a distance of 430 kilometers (270 miles) at an altitude of 36 kilometers. Following the two successful hypersonic missiles on January 5th and 11th, this month was Pyongyang’s third weapons test.
In response, the United States is “trying to draw attention” to North Korea this week with a series of missile launches, said Secretary of State Antony Blinken, imposing new sanctions on North Korea. It is also under a strict voluntary coronavirus blockade that has hit the economy.
At a major meeting of the North Korean ruling party last month, Prime Minister Kim Jong Un vowed to continue strengthening his defense capabilities. A foreign ministry spokesman said North Korea accused Washington of “self-defense” of self-defense and “intentionally exacerbated” the situation in response to the newly imposed sanctions. I told the state media.
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Two railroad-mounted guided missiles were launched in North Korea’s test, the third this year
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