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North Korea has shared photos from the spacecraft of its latest Hwasong-12 missile

North Korea has shared photos from the spacecraft of its latest Hwasong-12 missile


31 ene 2022 10:55 GMT

Pyongyang said Sunday’s test “confirmed the accuracy, safety and efficiency of the ballistic missile.”

The North Korean National Academy of Defense Sciences last documented photos taken from space on Monday Throwing Home-made Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile.

Images of the test, conducted on Sunday, January 30, were obtained by a camera mounted on the missile’s battlefield and show both the projectile and parts of the Korean Peninsula and surrounding areas.

North Korean government Announced The test “confirmed the accuracy, safety and efficiency” of the ballistic missile, which reached the maximum altitude. 2,000 kilometers And passed the distance 800 kilometers, According to estimates from South Korea and Japan.

It was launched into the Sea of ​​Japan, located east of the Korean Peninsula and lasted about 30 minutes. Despite the shelling outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida convened the National Security Council.

Seoul also expressed greater concern about this recent release from Pyongyang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in Presidio The full session of the National Security Council for the first time in about a year.

“North Korea has so far maintained a ban on nuclear weapons testing and intercontinental ballistic missiles, while expressing its willingness to engage in negotiations,” Moon said. “But if it launches an intermediate ballistic missile, we can assume that they have reached the point of lifting the barrier,” the South Korean president concluded.

  • This is the seventh missile launched by Pyongyang so far this year and the third test last week, after it was announced that two missiles were launched on Tuesday and two on Thursday.
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