The us military has detected a failed launch of a ballistic medium-range missiles from North Korea, reports Reuters with reference to the representative of the Pentagon, Gary Ross.
“We strongly condemn this and previous North Korean missile launches. We will raise this topic in the framework of the UN to increase international pressure on the DPRK and force it to answer for their actions,” said Ross.
According to TASS, the test medium-range missiles, North Korea announced the press service of the Strategic command of the U.S. armed forces. “The system recorded what we consider to be a failed North Korean rocket launch held on 14 October near the town of coson in the North-West of the DPRK.
The Pentagon said the test posed no threat to the United States. The U.S. military also said the United States “remains vigilant in view of North Korean provocations and is fully committed to working closely with allies such as the Republic of Korea and Japan to provide security.”
We will remind, the authorities of the DPRK, September 9, announced the successful conducting regular tests of nuclear weapons. President Barack Obama “in the strongest terms” condemned the actions of Pyongyang. He recalled that the September test had followed an “unprecedented series of launches of ballistic missiles, which, according to the statements of the DPRK, are a means of delivery of nuclear warheads” to strike at the US and its allies.
In response to the DPRK nuclear test, the us military command decided to carry out flights of bombers over South Korea, which took place on 13 and 21 September.
September 20, North Korea conducted a successful ground test of a new rocket engine that can be installed on the new ballistic missiles.
Earlier the UN security Council approved an unprecedentedly strong resolution against North Korea. The document envisaged a ban on the export of the Pyongyang coal, iron ore, titanium, vanadium, gold and other valuable metals, as well as embargo on the DPRK aviation and rocket fuel. In addition, sanctions were imposed in the banking sector, the mandatory inspection of cargo and targeted measures against individuals and entities linked to nuclear and missile programs. Sanctions against the country has also expanded in South Korea and the United States.