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North Korea tones up military drills with missiles ahead of possible nuclear test

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If confirmed, it would be North Korea’s first nuclear test in five years amid tensions with South Korea, the United States and now Japan.

on monday, north korea 5th ballistics test in 10 days.

As such, Kim Jong Un will raise the tone for this 2022 exercise, medium range missile .

It flew over northern Japan and flew the longest distance ever reached by a North Korean projectile.

According to Japanese authorities, he The total distance reached 4000 kilometers and the maximum altitude reached 1000 kilometers .

This release comes at a time of renewed tension, recalling 2017, the last time such an incident occurred.

moreover, Warning North Korea may already be ready for new nuclear test this is the first time in five years for the administration.

This is why the United States sent the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan to South Korea on September 23rd. It is the first time since 2017 that a huge ship has arrived in South Korea.

On paper, the purpose was to exercise with the South Korean navy, but in reality, the purpose was to “use force” against North Korea.

North Korea nuclear and missile tests

On February 12, 2013, North Korea conducted its third nuclear test. .

Then, on January 6, 2016, North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test, and on September 9, 2016, it conducted its fifth nuclear test.

On February 12, 2017, North Korea launched an intermediate-range missile in its first military provocation against the Kim regime since Donald Trump arrived at the White House.

On August 9, North Korea threatened to attack US military bases on Guam.

On August 29, a missile launched by North Korea flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean. It was the first time since April 2009 that a North Korean missile flew over the Japanese archipelago.

A few days later, On September 3, North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. This is the sixth atomic bomb test in Japan.

Finally, on a turbulent November 28, 2017, North Korea launched its most sophisticated intercontinental-range missile to date, the Hwasong-15.

2018

2018 was an eventful year for Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong-un said he declared the country a nuclear-weapon state on January 1, but insisted it was open to dialogue with the South. Diplomatic opening up with Seoul and Washington until 2019 .

On February 9, the Winter Olympics opened in PyeongChang, South Korea, with teams from North and South marching together.

On April 27, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong-un held a summit meeting and agreed to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

A few weeks later, on June 12, Kim and Trump met at the first historic summit between North Korea and the United States, pledging North Korea to abandon its nuclear program while Washington ensured its survival. agreed.

On July 24th of the same year, North Korea began dismantling the West Sea Space Launch Station, and the third summit between Kim and Moon was held from September 18th to 20th.

North Korea has pledged to dismantle more of its nuclear facilities and has signed a military agreement to ease border tensions.

2019 and 2020

The second summit between Kim and Trump was held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from February 27 to 28, but no agreement was reached, derailing negotiations on North Korea’s denuclearization.

Finally, on December 7 of that year, North Korea withdrew denuclearization from its negotiating agenda with Washington.

By January 2020, North Korea’s willingness to move forward in easing tensions had completely diminished. North Korea has said it sees no reason to maintain the self-imposed moratorium on weapons testing in its rapprochement with the United States.

Hence the rural hermit China closed all borders after covid-19 was detected marking the beginning of several years of isolation due to the pandemic.

In March, North Korea conducted four missile tests, launching a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher.

On April 14, the North Korean regime fired several projectiles into the country on the eve of Memorial Day, and on May 3, South and North Korean forces exchanged gunfire from both sides of the border.

On June 16 of that year, North Korea destroyed the inter-Korean joint liaison office on its territory in response to activists sending anti-establishment pamphlets from the south.

2021: North Korea’s Weapons Modernization

Closed January 2021 8th North Korean One-Party Convention approved a significant weapons modernization program that includes the development of more sophisticated missiles, including tactical nuclear weapons.

Thus, on March 25, North Korea tested two short-range ballistic missiles .

in There was an arms race in September and October of that year on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea launched anti-aircraft missiles and its first hypersonic missile, while South Korea launched ballistic missiles from submarines.

2022

Finally, 2022 has been another busy year for that part of the globe. From January to September, North Korea launched more than 20 of her missiles.

The first was on January 5, when he claimed to have tested a hypersonic missile despite conflicting reports from intelligence agencies in Seoul and Tokyo.

In late March, North Korea launched a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the Sea of ​​Japan, conducting its first test since November 2017.

In early June, in response to North Korea’s missile launches, the United States and South Korea launched eight ballistic missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan.

On September 8, North Korea enacted a new law making its nuclear policy “irreversible.” Enables preemptive strikes if your government or nuclear weapons are threatened.

In the midst of this escalation, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced that in late September, around the same time Tokyo, Washington and Seoul held joint exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan to counter North Korean SLBMs. I visited the militarized North and South borders. (water-launched ballistic missile) development. ”

The final event on this calendar corresponds to the launch from North Korea of ​​an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over northern Japan.

Source: Biobiochile

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