North Korea launches test hypersonic missile Pyongyang says the country’s top leader, Kim Jong Un, witnessed the missile test.
North Korea’s state-run news agency The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the missile fired on Tuesday had successfully hit a target about 1,000 kilometers away. Earlier, on January 5, the first missile test of the year was launched by a hypersonic missile. Within a week, the country announced for the second time a test of the missile, which was faster than sound. In a New Year’s speech, Kim Jong Un announced that Pyongyang’s defense forces would be strengthened.
Neighboring Japan and South Korea identified the missile test on Tuesday. However, the two countries thought the missile could be a ballistic missile.
Countries like Russia, China, America have been testing hypersonic weapons for a long time. There have also been a few successful tests. But many questions have been raised about how one financially troubled country, such as North Korea, continues to carry out such tests.
However, Kim Jong Un has said that North Korea will build more such weapons to protect the country. They have the right to self-defense. However, several countries, including the United States, have imposed strict sanctions on North Korea for testing one nuclear weapon after another. UN sanctions are also in force. Practically economic blockade has been created there.
South Korea and Japan said on Wednesday that peace in the Korean Peninsula was being disrupted by a series of North Korean weapons tests. The international arena was also requested to intervene in this regard. In fact, the United Nations and the United States have strongly opposed North Korea’s weapons tests. The North Korean media made the claim on Thursday.