North Korea fired two missiles as a provocation at Biden

by time news

Japanese and US authorities have confirmed that North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan, as a direct challenge to American President Biden. The last time such an episode had occurred was a year ago, on March 29, 2020, when he took office in the White House. Furthermore, the South Korean Security Council also met urgently and expressed its “deep concern”.

A Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, they know perfectly well that they are forbidden to test missiles, but they continue to use practices of this type to provoke with a targeted and carefully calibrated strategy. According to the South Korean General Staff, the missiles have traveled 450 kilometers and have reached an altitude of 60 km. Seoul did not specify what kind of missile it was, but in Tokyo they have no doubts and the Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga he was categorical: “North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles, which threaten the security of our country and the region. It is also a violation of the UN resolution.”

The United Nations Security Council has in fact banned North Korea, which has a very advanced nuclear program, from developing ballistic missiles, but under the presidency of Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang has increased its war capabilities and tested missiles capable of even reaching United States territory. After a tumultuous relationship with Donald Trump, the North Korean dictator was silent for a long time in the first weeks of the Biden administration, whose inauguration he recognized only in recent days. To try to appease the young dictator, the former US president, had initiated a policy of seduction, first reacting to attacks and insults, and then agreeing to meet Kim in two historic summits a Singapore e ad Hanoi.

However, little has changed since then. At one point, contacts even broke down and, despite a third meeting in the demilitarized zone that divides the Korean peninsula, there has been no substantial progress towards denuclearization. Now the US is trying to reopen the negotiations. In recent days, when Pyongyang launched the two cruise missiles, shortly after the joint military exercises of the United States and South Korea and the visit of the US Secretary of State to Seoul, Antony Blinken, and Defense, Lloyd Austin, the Biden administration dismissed the incident: “Business as usual” cut it short. It remains to be seen how the US, which still wants to reopen the dialogue, will react now.

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