WASHINGTON, September 15 (Hfrance.fr) - The United States on Wednesday condemned the missile launch by North Korea, saying that 'it violated several UN Security Council resolutions and posed a threat to its neighbors and the international community, a State Department spokesperson said.
North Korea and South Korea tested ballistic missiles on Wednesday the latest in an arms race that has seen the two countries develop increasingly sophisticated weapons as efforts to move talks forward to defuse tensions are unsuccessful. learn more
North Korea fired a pair of ballistic missiles that landed in the sea off its east coast, according to South Korean and Japanese officials, a few only days after tested un cruise missile which would have nuclear capabilities.
"We remain committed to a diplomatic approach with the DPRK (Democratic Republic of Korea) and call on them to engage in dialogue. Our commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan remains strong, "said the spokesperson.
North Korea is steadily developing its weapons systems amid a deadlock over talks to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic missiles arsenals in return for US sanctions relief. Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018 have been at a standstill since 2019.
The administration of President Joe Biden has said that She would explore diplomacy to achieve the goal of complete denuclearization of North Korea, but would not seek a big deal with Kim South Korea tested a Underwater Launcher Ballistic Missile (SLBM), becoming the first nuclear-free country to develop such a system. find out more
The State Department press secretary did not respond to a question about South Korea's missile test. Report by David Brunnstrom; Written by Doina Chiacu; Edited by Andrew Heavens and Chizu Nomiyama
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