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United States condemned the “threat” posed by missile launch by the regime North Korea, what do you consider a “destabilizing” act for the fragile geopolitical balance of the area.
“The United States condemns these actions and calls on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to refrain from further destabilizing acts,” the US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) stressed in a statement.
“We are aware of the North Korean ballistic missile launch in the Sea of Japan and we are consulting closely with the Republic of Korea and Japan, as well as other regional allies and partners, ”the note said.
The command also specifies that, although the trial has not been fully evaluated, it “does not pose an immediate threat for the personnel, the territory of the United States or that of our allies ”.
“We will continue monitoring the situation. The United States’ commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan continues to be ironclad, ”the command warns.
The South Korean army reported on Tuesday that North Korea had fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea in the two Koreas), which supposed fifth weapons test in less than two months.
Meanwhile, the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, pointed out in a press appearance in the city of Fukushima that Tokyo had also apparently detected the launch of two missiles ballistic and not one as Seoul claimed. The North Korean trial took place on the same day that the international fair for the aerospace and defense industry ADEX and with the director of US national intelligence, Avril Haines, visiting Seoul.