Seoul, September 10: North Korea after conducting a successful sixth nuclear missile test hosted a massive celebration to congratulate nuclear scientists and technicians. Country’s leader Kim Jong Un was present there as its official news agency said. On Saturday, it also marked the 69th anniversary of its founding. Kim Jong Un praised the recent test as a ‘great auspicious event in national history’. Whereas the country celebrates its success, the chaos created by it has become World’s worst crisis in years.
Amid this escalating tension, South Korean officials had warned the North could launch another intercontinental ballistic missile. Japan, US, South Korea the three countries are constantly facing a great pressure. The Japan based U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan left its home port in Yokosuka for a patrol mission of the region on Friday. Still, now no new provocation has been spotted from North Korea.
“If we put firm pressure on North Korea such that it realizes it cannot develop missiles, it will accept dialogue and we can progress with diplomatic efforts,” Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said. “Unless we firmly apply pressure, North Korea will not change its direction.”