U.S. intelligence discovered that North Korea, probably preparing for new missile launch. About it reports NBC , citing three senior military source.
“North Korea was seen for moving the mobile launchers and the preparation of launch sites in last 48 hours”, – stated in the message in the Twitter channel.
Last week, South Korea warned that North Korea is preparing for a possible new missile launch. Then the country’s defense Ministry reported that North Korea has transported an Intercontinental ballistic missile on the West coast.
On Monday, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution on toughening sanctions against North Korea in connection with the country’s next nuclear test. The new restrictions include a ban on the purchase of North Korean textiles and supplies to the country’s gas condensates. Also, restrictions were imposed on exports to the DPRK of crude oil and products of its processing: up to 500 thousand barrels in the period from 1 October to 31 December 2017 and up to 2 million barrels throughout 2018 and subsequent years.
In addition, the resolution prohibits member countries of the UN to issue a work permit for citizens of the DPRK with the exception of cases, when we are talking about
humanitarian assistance or programs for denuclearization.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of North Korea said that Pyongyang totally rejected the new package of sanctions imposed by UN security Council resolution.
On 3 September, the DPRK announced the successful test of a hydrogen warhead, it is designed to equip Intercontinental ballistic missiles. The week before Pyongyang tested a ballistic missile that flew over Japan. Experts at the American Johns Hopkins University estimated the estimated power of the nuclear charge 250 kilotons of TNT.