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North Korea launches a “new type” of ballistic missiles, Washington condemns

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A major technological and strategic breakthrough for Pyongyang’s weapons program? North Korea fired on Thursday, April 13 a “new kind” Ballistic missile, likely solid fuel according to the South Korean military.

To date, all ICBMs launched by North Korea have been liquid-fueled. However, solid-fuel missiles, which Pyongyang has long sought to develop, show better stability and faster readiness to launch than liquid-fuel missiles, making them more difficult to detect and destroy by US forces.

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The missile was launched this Thursday at 7:23 am (22:23 GMT), the missile followed a lobed trajectory and It flew 1,000 km before landing in the East Sea., the Korean name for the Sea of ​​Japan, the South Korean military said. This shot raised a short alarm on the Japanese island of Hokkaido before Japan made it clear that the shell had not hit its territory.

“shameful violation”

“This launch is in flagrant violation of numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions, unnecessarily increases tensions and risks destabilizing security in the region.”In a press release, Adrienne Watson, spokeswoman for the National Security Council of the US presidency, denounced the attack. “The United States will take all necessary measures to ensure the homeland security of the United States and its allies in the Republic of Korea and Japan.”she added.

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On Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for increasing his country’s deterrent capabilities to respond “Escalate the maneuvers of the US imperialists and traitors, South Korea’s puppets to start a war of aggression”according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

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