New twist in nuclear disarmament talks! North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles

News Bharati    10-May-2019

Seoul, May 10: North Korea’s nuclear advancement is one of the burning issues in today’s international spectrum. Now, as per new reports of South Korean military, North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea on Thursday.


This test will be second weapons launch in last 5 days and it can possibly cautionary note to nuclear disarmament talks with Washington.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the weapons flew 420 kilometers (260 miles) and 270 kilometers (167 miles), respectively.

It said it is working with the United States to determine more details, such as the types of weapons that were fired. North Korean state media said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un helped guide the firing of the missiles Thursday and learned about "various long-range strike means," but the statement from the propaganda services didn't provide more specifics on the type of missiles fired.

As this testing is crucial, because as North Korea is banned by the UN for testing a ballistic missile. This action will resultant in more sanctions, this will diplomatic impasse with Washington as North Korea so far unsuccessful push for large-scale sanctions relief.

The latest launches came as U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun visited South Korea, and hours after the North pronounced its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile on Saturday as a regular and defensive military exercise. North Korea also mocked South Korea for criticizing those launches.

South Korea's military said earlier that at least one projectile was launched from the Sino-RI area of North Pyongan province, an area known to have one of North Korea's oldest missile bases where a brigade operates mid-range Rodong missiles.

It later said there were two launches from the nearby town of Kusong, where North Korea conducted the first successful flight tests of its Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile and Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, both in 2017.

Kusong is also home to missile test facilities that were critical to the development of North Korea's solid-fuel Pukguksong-2, which was successfully flight-tested for the first time in February 2017, in the North's first missile test after President Donald Trump took office.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to refrain from actions that could impede diplomacy. In an interview with a television network, Moon also said Seoul will explore various options to help revive the talks, including providing food aid to the North and pushing for his fourth summit with Kim.